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The West Needs a Water Market to Fight Drought


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Gov. Jerry Brown addresses drought conference at Stanford on Monday


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Democrats and Republicans unite in calls to rebuild US penal system


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Mining still thrives in bone dry, drought-stricken West


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The Story of California Water According to Jerry Brown


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Confronting the West’s Water Crisis


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Miss. locks up more per capita than China and Russia


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Jerry Brown takes the long view on water


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California drought: Gov. Jerry Brown touts water bond measure at Stanford summit


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Gov. Brown: California Should Lead the Way With Water Policies


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Governor Brown: California needs long-term vision on water


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Gov. Jerry Brown touts decades of experience on water policy


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Think Tanks: Obama sides with Amazon against workers


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AM Alert: Jerry Brown dives into water policy at Stanford University


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Business, Finance Leaders Address U.S. Water Policy


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These maps of water use show why the Western US is in trouble


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The Forgotten Poor: More Children Living in Extreme Poverty


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The West is bone dry. Here’s how to help


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Private Companies Are Driving China’s Growth


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The Risks of Cheap Water


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How Uber and the Sharing Economy Can Win Over Regulations


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EPA readies major ozone rule change


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What Would Milton Friedman Do About Climate Change? Tax Carbon


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13 charts that explain why your college major matters


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What Tattoos Tell Us About the Economy


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Should some college students rethink their majors?


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Why public investment really is a free lunch


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The best US college majors for getting very rich


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Which College Majors Pay the Most Over a Lifetime?


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The One Argument In Favor of Student Loans


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34 Winning Proposals to Combat Climate Change Announced

A Hamilton Project discussion paper by Adele C. Morris on implementing a carbon tax, was one of the 34 winning proposals to combat climate change, announced MIT's Climate CoLab. 


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Social Entrepreneurs: Say Yes


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O & G extraction engineers top industry pay scale


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Is Your College Investment Going to Pay Off?


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Study: People with a degree tend to earn more over a lifetime


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Patient Health Doesn’t Explain Cost Differences


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Chemical engineering majors top list of lifetime earners


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Chemical Engineering Is the Best-Paying Major


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Growing wealth gap may threaten education’s role in social mobility


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How to make sure college is worth the cost


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Summers: U.S. Should Gradually Shift to More Short-Term Debt


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Now as Provocateur, Summers Says Treasury Undermined Fed


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Sorry, CompSci majors: Engineering degrees will out-earn you


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School spending by affluent is widening wealth gap


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The College Majors That Will help You Make the Most Money


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Need comprehensive tax reform

Advisory Council member Larry Summers weighs in on whether asses are fully priced,


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The College Majors With the Biggest Lifetime Earnings


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Want to Be Stinking Rich? Major in Economics.


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What it’s like to graduate from college with the lowest-paying major


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Want proof college is worth it? Look at this list of the highest-paying majors


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The 9 college majors that earn the most money are all in engineering


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This Important Unemployment Gauge Signals a Troubling Trend


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Why inequality makes it harder to stop climate change


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US Fishing Industry Contributes Nearly $90 Billion To The Economy


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“Getting-by Girls” Fall Between Academic Winners, Losers


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Lew: Global Warming Costing U.S.


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Obama’s inconvenient truth


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UN Climate Summit: Obama flexes US muscle in global climate fight


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Obama calls for more aggressive fight against climate change


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Catch Shares as Catch Can? A New Proposal for Fisheries Management.


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Retirement savins in the US grow across all age groups


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No trade-off between climate fight and growth: US’s Lew


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Lew: Climate change hits all sectors of economy


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Lew Says ‘More to Say’ Later Today on Tax Inversions


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Combating Climate Change Will Strengthen U.S. Economy, Lew Says


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Treasury Secretary Says U.S. Must Act Now on Climate Change


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Behind the Fed’s Dovish Turn on Rates


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Obama to Tout U.S. Action on Climate at U.N. Summit


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Opinion: Alimony law revision is a step in the right direction


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Bold reform is the only answer to secular stagnation


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HOT BLAST: What if we started school each day at 8:45?


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When Whites Just Don’t Get It


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The case for letting high school students sleep in


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Divisions Grow as a Downturn Rocks Europe


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Eurosclerosis Comes to the U.S.


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Letter: Mass incarceration harmful to America


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Recommendations for Further Reading


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US-The education gap is a main reason for the growing income divide, says Standard & Poor


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High school will keep starting too early. Here’s why.


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If this is a jobs recovery, we have a very low bar


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U.S. legal justice system requires overhaul to reduce incarceration


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America Has a Retirement Spending Problem


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Bridges to Somewhere


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U.S. Immigration Population Hit Record High in 2013, Will the Swell Impact American Workers Hard?

HNGN • October 25, 2014 • Taylor Tyler

“But the Brookings Institute and the Hamilton Project claim otherwise, writing in August 2013, "Recent economic research suggests that on average, immigrants raise wages and expand employment opportunities for Americans" by expanding "capacity of American businesses and farms, increasing the responsibility and pay of American foremen and supervisors, and providing expanded opportunities for higher skilled Americans, particularly women, to pursue higher-paying careers."”

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People in the West Should Pay More for Water

Property Prof Blog • October 24, 2014 • Steve Clowney

“Brad Plumer links to an incredible chart from The Hamilton Project’s “Nine Economic Facts about Water in the United States:"What’s interesting is that many cities in dry areas – Denver, El Paso, Phoenix, Las Vegas – have some of the lowest water bills around, whereas a wet city like Seattle has much higher bills."... ”

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How Important Is Water to the U.S. Economy?

NCPA • October 24, 2014

“America is highly reliant on water, from supporting agriculture to thermoelectric power to regular household use. In fact, American household water use is quite high compared to other nations -- domestic water use in the United States is 98 gallons per person per day, while it is just 37 gallons per day in the U.K. and 32 gallons per day in Germany. Brookings Institute researchers Melissa S. Kearney, Benjamin H. Harris, Brad Hershbein, Elisa Jácome and Gregory Nantz have compiled a report that looks at the importance of water within the U.S. economy. According to the study:”

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Where The Laws of Supply and Demand Evaporate

The Dish • October 23, 2014

“As the West suffers from an ongoing drought, Brad Plumer flags a sobering chart from The Hamilton Project’s “Nine Economic Facts about Water in the United States“...”

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Research Report Defines Impact of Sourcewater’s B2B Exchange for Water Unconventional Energy Production Industry

Yahoo Finance • October 23, 2014

“Specific to the importance of creating new business models and markets to overcome the water crisis, The Hamilton Project this week convened a session at Stanford University keynoted by California Governor Jerry Brown, Facebook's Sheryl Sandberg and former Treasury Secretary Robert Rubin, involving dozens of top-ranking public and private sector executives. In papers issued concurrently, the group states that "the United States needs to restructure its approach to water management and create institutions that would make water allocation more flexible and resilient...”

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