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Vision Talks

Hear four concise talks on why America needs to rethink education, what that thinking looks like in practice, and how to move from ideas to action.

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U.S. President Barack Obama speaks about immigration reform during a visit to Del Sol High School in Las Vegas, Nevada November 21, 2014. Reuters

Obama’s real immigration goal is twofold: Cement Latinos into the Democratic coalition, and force Republicans to overreact.

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Protesters march during a demonstration, following the Monday Ferguson, Missouri grand jury decision in the shooting of Michael Brown, in Los Angeles, California November 25, 2014. REUTERS/Lucy Nicholson

The case of police Officer Darren Wilson shooting Michael Brown in Ferguson, MO became, in the public imagination, a symbol for everything wrong with our criminal justice system, and for the inequities and depredations minorities and the poor suffer daily.

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Here’s today’s top ten assortment of charts, links, photos, tables, videos, quotations, and economic facts.

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New data released today from the Netherlands show that global trade and global industrial production reached record high levels in September – so why the global gloom?

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People should go where the jobs are if they are living where the jobs are not. In particular, they should move to places where high levels of productivity and innovation result in strong wage growth. Here’s how to help make that happen.

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U.S. President Barack Obama (L) listens to Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel after the president announced Hagel's resignation at the White House in Washington, November 24, 2014. REUTERS/Kevin Lamarque

Unfortunately, it is likely that not much will be different three months from now regarding U.S. strategy to combat Islamic extremists even after a change at the top of the Pentagon.

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A struggling European economy facing deflation and a strong political backlash against austerity does not have the luxury of time to get its act together.

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A market for visas is one way for America to inject some economic rationality into its immigration system. But there might be a couple hiccups.

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The D.C. policy establishment seems to be betting on a bureaucrat, rather than a politician, to replace Hagel as Secretary of Defense.

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Many Republicans fret about inflation. But it’s the wrong kind of inflation that they are worrying about. The problem isn’t the government central bank’s “money printing,” but the government’s distortion and inefficient provision of important services. And it is addressing these cost-of-living issues that is at the core of the conservative reform movement. 

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