In addition to “forming a more perfect union” and “justice” and “domestic tranquility,” we focused on three cores, or what we thought were the three core missions of the federal government at the time of founding: providing for a common defense, promoting the general welfare, and securing the blessings of liberty. And we tried to think across the institution, how do we marry up against that and against those three core objectives of government and how we assess and understand where the country and world is at any one time? How do we connect the local, the national, and the global, and how do we bring the economic and political dimensions of those spheres of focus together in a way? And so our first How We Are Doing Index tried to do that. And what we tried to do in this first index was benchmark the first six months of the Obama presidency against the five predecessors and how they were doing at six months into their presidency in each of these three spheres.
Brookings Institution; Brookings Mountain West; Lincy Institute; University of Nevada; Las Vegas
Education | Urban Studies
Antholis, W. J.,
Lang, R. E.
How We're Doing: A Composite Index of Global and National Trends & Metropolitan Las Vegas: Challenges, Opportunities, and a Vision.
Available at: https://digitalscholarship.unlv.edu/brookings_lectures_events/2
How we're doing: a composite index of global and national trends transcript, 7 pages
MMuro_MetropolitanLasVegas_Transcript_09-08-2009.pdf (139 kB)
Metropolitan Las Vegas: challenges, opportunities, and a vision, Mark Muro's transcript, 12 pages
RLang_MetropolitanLasVegas_Transcript_09-08-2009.pdf (175 kB)
Metropolitan Las Vegas: challenges, opportunities, and a vision Robert Lang's transcript, 16 pages
WAntholis_HowWe'reDoing_PPt_09-08-2009.pdf (436 kB)
How we're doing: a composite index of global and national trends PowerPoint presentation, 7 slides
MMuro_MetropolitanLasVegas_PPt_09-08-2009.pdf (2951 kB)
Metropolitan Las Vegas: challenges, opportunities, and a vision PowerPoint presentation, 48 slides
WAntholis_Biography.pdf (19 kB)
William Antholis biography
MMuro_Biography.pdf (23 kB)
Mark Muro biography
RLang_Biography.pdf (25 kB)
Robert Lang biography