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A BRAC (Base Realignment and Closure) is a “congressionally authorized process” influenced by the Department of Defense (DOD) that involves the closure of some military base installations and realignment into other existing bases, in order to consolidate resources and energy spent.  When the military is functioning with more than 20% excess capacity (as is foreseen by 2019), efforts such as promoting a BRAC round can cut down on that excess. 
Aging and the U.S. Economy: How a Shrinking Workforce and Aging Related Disorders Slow Economic Growth
The U.S. economy is facing the crisis of an aging workforce that has the potential to harm the economy as more people begin to exit the workforce than enter it. By 2030, it’s predicted that 20% of U.S. residents will be aged 65 and older, compared to only 13% in 2010 and 9.8% in 1970.  The U.S. fertility rate is also at a historic low, sitting at 62.0 births per 1000 women aged 15 to 44.  This combination leads to a slowdown in the replacement rate, and makes it difficult for the U.S. to sustain or increase its economic growth. Additionally, an aging population can have other drags on the economy, especially the costs associated with neurodegenerative disorders and other diseases associated with aging.
Among one of the most important concepts in modern administrative law is so-called Chevron deference. The 1984 landmark opinion in Chevron U.S.A. Inc v. Natural Res. Def. Council, Inc. requires courts to apply a two-step test when deciding whether an administrative agency has properly interpreted a statute granting it policymaking authority on an issue. 
Faculty Affiliate Professor Gilles Duranton discusses the prospective future of cities’ population.
He predicts that the forces of dispersion will mean that “cities won’t get to 80 to 100 million people.”
It has been said that the press dictates policy more than the policy-maker. By providing either a positive or negative perspective on an issue, the press can often affect the popular perspective on policy and how policy is brought to fruition. Due to perceived slanted coverage, many of us have heard criticism of various outlets.