Renewing Federal Investments in Research and Development

Ben Ritz May 25, 2016
At its all-time high in 1964, federal R&D spending amounted to almost 2 percent of GDP. Today, it’s just 0.7 percent—the lowest level in over 50 years.

Infrastructure Week 2016 Must-Reads

Finance May 25, 2016
The staff of BPC's Executive Council on Infrastructure share some recent publications, speeches, and testimony relevant to infrastructure policy and finance.

Recent Developments a Grim Tableau of Politics in Turkey

Nicholas Danforth May 20, 2016
A divided opposition, politicized judiciary, and compliant media helps ensure Erdogan’s power remains effectively unchallenged.

Millennials in Retirement: A Demographic Shift

Kenneth Megan May 20, 2016
Over the next 50 years, the population of Americans aged 62 and older is projected to nearly double, increasing from 58 million to over 112 million.

Can Congress Deliver Appropriations Bills On Time?

Ben Ritz May 16, 2016
In the 2000s, lawmakers more often than not passed at least some appropriations bills on time. Yet in recent years, even that has been a tall order.

Financial Reform Must-Reads, May 13

Finance May 13, 2016
BPC’s Financial Regulatory Reform Initiative highlights news articles, papers and other important work which illuminate current and new thinking within financial regulation.

7 Budget Challenges Facing the Next President

Ben Ritz May 9, 2016
The national debt, which is the total amount of money borrowed by the government to finance deficits, is already at its highest level since World War II.

Biometric Entry-Exit Update: CBP Developing Land Border Process

As documented by BPC, the major operational, logistical, and technical challenge in implementing exit capability at our ports has been the land borders.

Time is Running Short for 114th Congress to Improve on Key Metrics

Michael Thorning May 6, 2016
By March of its second year, the 114th Congress has maintained some of its improvements from its first year and remained behind on others.

Turkey’s Davutoglu Leaves as He Led: Compliantly

Nicholas Danforth May 5, 2016
Turkish foreign policy under Erdoğan is not only likely to be more erratic and personalized but, as importantly, it will almost certainly look more erratic and personalized.