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A new type of online certification could be an important step in a radical shakeup of higher education:
Last week the online education firm Coursera announced a new arrangement with Google, Instagram and other tech firms to launch what some are calling “microdegrees” – a set of online courses plus a hands-on capstone project de...
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As we head into a new year with new challenges, check out these ten things we learned about the world over the last 365 days: 
Since 1916, researchers at Brookings have studied the world’s most pressing public policy issues through independent, high-quality analysis. 2014 was no exception. From heated U.S. midterm elections to mounting tensions with ...
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Looking for expert analysis on the midterm elections? Check out our #2014Midterms  page for everything you need to know for #ElectionDay :
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The costs of climate change will weigh heavily on every country around the world in the coming decades, including the United States. So what do we do about it? 
Michael Greenstone explains why we should care about the economic costs of climate change, in advance of next week’s webcast and forum with Treasury Secretary Jacob Lew and former Secretary Robert Rubin.
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Is the American Dream still alive today? Richard Reeves takes us through the complex history of inequality and social mobility in America in our new Brookings Essay: 
Brookings expert Richard Reeves presents an in-depth examination on social mobility and equality in America, and what we can do to save the American Dream.
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This study and article emphasize the income inequality that will always exists. And also opportunity to reach the top. But does not take in consideration nor acknowledge modern time Rich Elite: Bill Gates, the Late S Jobs and Facebook's Zukerberg and many other that make the 1% or 5%.  Where they powerful and rich? No to the contrary they were practically broke and rose to the top.   Opportunities are there and our systems (second to none) had made it happened.   
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As the situation in Iraq rapidly unfolds, Ken Pollack provides a vital primer on the ISIS offensive and the role of American air power. Here's what you need to know:
The internal dynamics of the ongoing conflict in Iraq continues to remain uncertain. Kenneth M. Pollack argues that understanding the military capabilities of both Kurdish forces and the Islamic State fighters (ISIS) is neces...
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ISIS isn't a terrorist organization but they are taking revenge of brutality done to them by Iraqi and Syrian governments .
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What can we learn from the most visible U.S. government failures over the past decade? Explore a new interactive report by Paul Light: http://brkn.gs/1r6J09h
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Looking for insight into the biggest issues in President Obama's State of the Union address? We've got you covered. Read the latest from our experts and learn how to follow along with us during tonight's speech: 
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Why should we pay attention to America's changing demographics? Watch William Frey explain in this video and learn more in his new book, Diversity Explosion: http://brook.gs/diversitybook
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does this demographic shift tell us anything about the demographics of how authority as formal, collective power is distributed through the 'power élite' in economic or state networks? i think this is a wonderful research design 😃
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What went wrong in Texas? And what's missing from the U.S. government's response? Read a roundup of our expert analysis of some of the biggest issues concerning the #Ebola outbreak: 
The first U.S. patient diagnosed with Ebola, Thomas Eric Duncan, died this morning in a Dallas hospital where he was being treated. He had recently traveled to and from Liberia, where—along with Sierra Leone, Nigeria, and Gui...
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Article: Ebola.  First comment: Religion.  ...  ... ... Did I miss something?
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5 myths circulating in the media that are clouding the discussion about #ISIS:
William McCants discusses five myths circulating in the media about the Islamic State as the United States widens its battle against the terrorist group in Iraq and contemplates intervention in Syria.
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True Islam will liberate people from the shackles of mob rule. That's what scares the corporate world. 
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Are you ready to interact with robots? A new report by robotics expert Heather Knight describes the important policy choices we face in designing robots that people will want to engage with and use. Read it here → http://brkn.gs/1pBJ5gU
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This is very reassuring. For at least eleven years I have remained concerned about harassment from robots in my home before I get to be a really old man. That would SUCK! Thank you so much for all the reassurance, +Brookings Institution​​😀
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