Brookings Institution is a nonprofit public policy organization that conducts high-quality, independent research to provide innovative, practical recommendations that advance three broad goals: 1. Strengthen American democracy; 2. Foster the economic and social welfare, security and opportunity of all Americans; and 3. Secure a more open, safe, prosperous and cooperative international system.
Clearinghouse on poverty and inequality trends, including crime, labor markets, public opinion, housing, retirement, and health with open source graphing. Graphs can be downloaded into either .pdf or .jpeg, and data into Excel or ASCII files.
Economies are ranked on their ease of doing business. A high ranking on the ease of doing business index means the regulatory environment is more conducive to the starting and operation of a local firm.