"[T]he risks of moving too quickly are quite a bit higher than the risks of waiting a little bit. If it turns out that the inflation rates are rising, the Fed is well-positioned to address that promptly."
—Susan M. Collins, live @ Jackson Hole, on the Fed rate hike debate. CNBC, Aug. 26, 2016.
"Normally, they would be a little wary of someone who seems erratic. They like predictability in the same way they like conservatives.... But Putin is a very calculating guy."
—Melvyn Levitsky on how Vladimir Putin won the U.S. election. U.S. News & World Report, Nov. 9, 2016.
"Legislating paid family leave would help bring U.S. government policy more in line with a changing society—and with other developed nations."
—Betsey Stevenson on the 45th anniversary of Women's Equality Day. Bloomberg View, Aug. 26, 2016.
"The future strength of the middle class depends on our ability to help more young people earn college degrees without starting life neck-deep in unaffordable student loans."
—James Kvaal on why we need rules to ensure that colleges only profit by helping students succeed. USA Today, Sept. 1, 2016.
"Broken Windows frames trivial misbehavior as the beginning of something much more serious. And I worry that that encourages the police to see a broader and broader swath of the people they're policing as bad guys."
—David Thacher on the problem with 'broken windows' policing. PBS Frontline, Jun. 28, 2016.
"He has talked about doing things that would cause a trade war. Absolutely—the possibility has been heightened."
—Alan Deardorff on Trump's pledge to bring jobs back to America's Rust Belt by getting tough on Mexico and China. CNN Money, Nov. 11, 2016.
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