October 18, 1992
It's incredible that Alice M. Rivlin, a supposedly learned member of the Brookings Institution, doesn't seem to know that U.S. Presidents can't spend a penny, or raise or lower taxes, unless it has been approved by Congress, "Why Bush's Congress Bashing on Federal Spending Just Doesn't Add Up" (Sept. 27). Democrats have controlled Congress for most of the last 40 years. And the "mandated" spending she speaks of as virtually untouchable could be "un-mandated" by Congress if they had the courage and integrity to do what's best for the country instead of doing what it takes to get reelected.
March 7, 2001 |
Researchers from USC and the Brookings Institution think tank will issue a report today urging Southern California community leaders to combat the problems of sprawl by developing coordinated regional growth policies. Among other things, the report calls for efforts to encourage home building and job creation in the region's aging communities, where many poor and low-income workers are concentrated.
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October 13, 1985 |
Richard V. Gilbert, an economics adviser in President Franklin D. Roosevelt's Administration, has died at home at age 83. He had been ill with cancer and suffered a heart attack 10 days before his death last Sunday. Gilbert served as a speechwriter for Roosevelt on economic issues during World War II. Economist Walter Salant of the Brookings Institution in Washington once called Gilbert "the outstanding, unsung hero of American wartime economic policy."
January 18, 1993
Ed A. Hewett, 50, a National Security Council staff member considered an authority on the economies of Russia and other nations of the Commonwealth of Independent States. Hewett was President Bush's special assistant and senior adviser for Russian and Eurasian affairs. He joined the NSC staff in 1991 and recently received a special exceptional service award from Bush.
June 21, 1997
Joseph Grunwald, 76, founding president of the Institute of the Americas at UC San Diego. An economist, Grunwald was a senior fellow at the Brookings Institution in Washington from 1963 to 1984. He took a leave of absence from the position in 1976 and 1977 to serve as deputy assistant secretary of state for inter-American affairs. He was named the first president of the Institute of the Americas in 1984 and during his four-year tenure built it into a major center for dialogue among the Americas.
May 30, 2000
More than 75 real estate leaders will examine the trends shaping the real estate industry at a daylong conference June 7 at the Regal Biltmore Hotel in downtown Los Angeles. The "Trends 2000 Conference," presented by the Urban Land Institute Los Angeles District Council and the USC Lusk Center for Real Estate and sponsored by The Times, will feature six interactive discussions in large forums and 12 smaller concurrent sessions.
December 15, 2002 |
Though many had died flying the Harrier, Marine Corps pilot Peter E. Yount never thought it would let him down. He knew the attack jet well and was devoted to it. In the entire U.S. arsenal, only the compact, muscular-looking Harrier could lift straight up off a runway, hover like a hummingbird, then blast off in search of targets. "Difficult but honest" is how Yount described it. But on a clear spring day in 1998, the Harrier would betray him.
July 15, 2010 |
The economic effects of the Great Recession have been easy to see: a stock market crash, a sickening drop in home values and household wealth, and the throbbing pain of persistent unemployment. But a deep recession does more than economic damage. When short-term unemployment turns into long-term unemployment, as it has in this recession to a level unseen since the 1930s, rates of depression (the psychiatric kind) increase, anxiety rises and behavior changes in ways both expected and unexpected.
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December 23, 1996
I read with interest and amusement in "New Movement Plots More Civil Way of Living" (Dec. 15) that the Brookings Institution wishes to study "what ... has government done to erode ... neighborhood and community insti- tutions." Is it the government that wants to push wages so low that people must work two jobs or heavy overtime just to get by, and so are forced to neglect their families? Is it the government that keeps rents and property values as high as the market will bear? Is it the government that exports jobs to low-wage countries, leading to wage slavery overseas and poverty at home, with attendant crime and disorder?
February 18, 2003 |
Even by the standards of the Nixon White House, the plan to blow up Washington's preeminent think tank seemed crazy, presidential counselor John W. Dean III recalled here Monday. But there was White House aide John Ehrlichman on the phone one day in 1971, telling Dean that "Chuck Colson wants me to firebomb the Brookings [Institution]." Describing the incident Monday to several hundred presidential history junkies at the John F. Kennedy Library and Museum, Dean said he was dumbfounded.