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Brookings Institution

Apr 19, 2018

Report offers Baltimore encouragement but notes challenges, too

A new report assessing the plight and future of America’s older industrial cities has found that Baltimore, while beset by daunting social ills, is better-placed than many of its peers to rebuild its economic prosperity.

May 20, 2013

Report says poor are moving to nation’s suburbs

LOS ANGELES — A new report shows more poor people have moved to the nation’s suburbs, outnumbering those in urban areas. The Brookings Institution study released Monday says those in poverty living in suburbs jumped 67 percent between 2000 and 2011. But suburbs still have a smaller percentage of their population living in poverty than […]

May 3, 2012

C. Fraser Smith: Consorting with the enemy

A stretch of Interstate 97 west of Annapolis is dedicated to the late John A. Cade, by now a mostly anonymous former member of the state Senate. Cade was a Republican stalwart in the 1980s and 1990s. His like, as they say, may never be seen again — not in this political atmosphere at least. […]

Apr 26, 2012

Report: Area needs more ‘quality jobs’

Economic development in the Baltimore metropolitan area needs to focus on creating “quality jobs” and cultivating a skilled workforce, areas that have been lacking, a report released Thursday said. The report by the Washington, D.C.-based Brookings Institution said that faster growth in industries with low-wage jobs than in industries with mid- to high-wage jobs, and […]

Sep 7, 2011

The exclusive, highly-sought membership into the club of… lawyers?

A few posts ago, I wrote about the influx of people who have been flooding law schools despite the lackluster result for many who try to find jobs during this economic slump. A friend of mine sent me an article the other day from The Economist that looks at the issue from an entirely different […]

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