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Commentary July 3, 2023

Dollar & Sense Podcast: Why immigrants are America’s superpower

“Wendy Edelberg, senior fellow and director of The Hamilton Project at Brookings, discusses the positive impact of immigration on the dynamism and fiscal susta…
News June 29, 2023

Axios: America may need to start caring about the deficit again

“‘The pandemic created enormous economic losses, and we used borrowing not so much to make the losses vanish into thin air but to spread them out over time,’ W…
News June 28, 2023

Barron's: Patients can’t get some lifesaving drugs. What’s causing the shortages

“The Brookings report, from the think tank’s Hamilton Project, suggests creating incentives to nudge hospitals to buy from more-reliable generic drug manufactu…
News June 27, 2023

Washington Post: How troubles at a factory in India led to a U.S. cancer-drug shortage

“A report published Wednesday by the Brookings Institution’s Hamilton Project argues that the U.S. government must intervene, with legislation and funding, to …
News June 27, 2023

CNN: Making contraception free for low-income, uninsured women could prevent many unplanned pregnancies and abortions, new report shows

“On Tuesday, Bailey published a policy proposal that called for changes that would scrap the Title X sliding scale and instead make contraception free for low…
News June 13, 2023

The Washington Post: Inflation eased further in May but remains above normal levels

“Wendy Edelberg, the director of the Hamilton Project and a former chief economist at the Congressional Budget Office, said the continued price increases show …
News June 10, 2023

CBC News: The U.S. uses a food stamp program to tackle food insecurity. Should Canada?

“Lauren Bauer, a fellow in Economic Studies at the Brookings Institution whose expertise includes federal nutrition assistance programs said it’s self evident …
News June 2, 2023

Reuters: Analysis: Risk of US downgrade still on the cards despite debt deal

“'A second downgrade would matter, and perhaps more than even the first downgrade,' said Wendy Edelberg, director of The Hamilton Project at the Brookings Inst…
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