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The RAND Corporation is a nonprofit institution that helps improve policy and decision making through research and analysis. RAND Congressional Briefings connect RAND experts with lawmakers, legislative staff, and respected opinion leaders on Capitol Hill in Washington, D.C., to present findings and recommendations on issues relevant to the current policy debate. For more about RAND, visit www.rand.org.

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The RAND Corporation is a nonprofit institution that helps improve policy and decision making through research and analysis. RAND Congressional Briefings connect RAND experts with lawmakers, legislative staff, and respected opinion leaders on Capitol Hill in Washington, D.C., to present findings and recommendations on issues relevant to the current policy debate. For more about RAND, visit www.rand.org.

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Who says?

By Dhikphuck - May 19 2011
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The information provided by RAND in this podcast is for public viewing. Not once did the reviewer before me show any examples of RAND's ill willed nature toward humanity in fact. Which is all to common when ill informed people spout hysteria on things they know nothing of. If you believe your history professors, then go by his review. If you have a mind of your own, then watch and listen. It's the only way to learn.

Rand Corp and the US Empire

By Bloody Williams - Nov 29 2010
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All Americans should inform themselves about the Rand Corporation, and its part in the creation of the secretive, militarized police state we live in today. Much of their public material, like this podcast, comes off as bland policy documents and an exercize in academic thinking. Founded shortly after WWII, the corporations mission is much more subversive, and advocates for eternal war and the creation of enemies to justify a permanant war economy for the benefit of the military-industrial complex, which President Eisenhower warned us about in his farewell address. Read Alex Abella's Soldiers of Reason: The Rand Corporation and the American Empire. What he found is what is publically available. What exists in their secret plans? These people are about control and domination, for the benefit of a few.

iTunes Ratings

9 Ratings
Average Ratings
6
0
1
1
1

Who says?

By Dhikphuck - May 19 2011
Read more
The information provided by RAND in this podcast is for public viewing. Not once did the reviewer before me show any examples of RAND's ill willed nature toward humanity in fact. Which is all to common when ill informed people spout hysteria on things they know nothing of. If you believe your history professors, then go by his review. If you have a mind of your own, then watch and listen. It's the only way to learn.

Rand Corp and the US Empire

By Bloody Williams - Nov 29 2010
Read more
All Americans should inform themselves about the Rand Corporation, and its part in the creation of the secretive, militarized police state we live in today. Much of their public material, like this podcast, comes off as bland policy documents and an exercize in academic thinking. Founded shortly after WWII, the corporations mission is much more subversive, and advocates for eternal war and the creation of enemies to justify a permanant war economy for the benefit of the military-industrial complex, which President Eisenhower warned us about in his farewell address. Read Alex Abella's Soldiers of Reason: The Rand Corporation and the American Empire. What he found is what is publically available. What exists in their secret plans? These people are about control and domination, for the benefit of a few.

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RAND Congressional Briefing Series

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The RAND Corporation is a nonprofit institution that helps improve policy and decision making through research and analysis. RAND Congressional Briefings connect RAND experts with lawmakers, legislative staff, and respected opinion leaders on Capitol Hill in Washington, D.C., to present findings and recommendations on issues relevant to the current policy debate. For more about RAND, visit www.rand.org.

Rank #1: Overcoming the Threats of Our Strategic Competitors

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David Ochmanek discusses challenges posed to U.S. force planning by China, Russia, North Korea, Iran, and Salafist-Jihadi groups; and weapon systems and posture enhancements that could potentially overcome those challenges.

Mar 27 2018

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Rank #2: Fixing What's Broken with Infrastructure Policy: Options for Congress

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An infrastructure bill is on the agenda for Congress, but what problems would it fix? In this RAND Congressional Briefing, Debra Knopman discusses policies that promote and deter investment and maintenance of water and transportation infrastructure.

Jan 24 2018

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Rank #3: Equifax and the Data-Breach Era: How Worried Should We Be?

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Large-scale data breaches like those of Equifax and OPM compromised the personal data of millions of people. What can be done to improve the response to such breaches?

Oct 26 2017

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Rank #4: North Korea's Continuous Provocations

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In this July 17th, 2017 congressional briefing, Bruce W. Bennett, Senior International/Defense Researcher, discusses North Korea's nuclear missile programs, its changing relationship with China, and implications for U.S. policy.

Jul 17 2017

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Rank #5: States vs. the Federal Government: Marijuana Legalization in the United States

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In this June 9th, 2017 congressional briefing, Beau Kilmer, codirector of the RAND Drug Policy Research Center, provides an overview of recent changes in marijuana policies as well as options for the federal government.

Jun 09 2017

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Rank #6: Repeal, Replace, Repair, or Improve? The Future of the ACA

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RAND senior economist Christine Eibner discusses the use of economic modeling to predict how individuals and employers will respond to major health care policy changes as the new administration reassesses the Affordable Care Act.

Mar 17 2017

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Rank #7: Getting to Yes with China in Cyberspace: Is It Possible?

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In this May 2016 congressional briefing, RAND experts Scott W. Harold and Martin Libicki discuss the differing perspectives and interests of the United States and China in cyberspace.

May 12 2016

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Rank #8: Meeting the Health Care Needs of America's Veterans: A Summary of Three RAND Assessments Conducted Under the Veterans Choice Act

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Senior policy researcher Carrie Farmer discusses RAND's findings from three assessments conducted under the Veterans Choice Act.

Feb 18 2016

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Rank #9: Lessening the Risk of Refugee Radicalization

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Senior political scientist Barbara H. Sude discusses historical examples of radicalization among refugee groups, factors that can increase the risk of radicalization, measures to reduce the risk, and considerations for policymakers and legislators.

Feb 16 2016

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Rank #10: United States and China: Trends in Military Competition

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Eric Heginbotham discusses relative U.S. and Chinese military capabilities, including the evolution of Chinese military capabilities and steps the United States can take to limit the impact of a growing Chinese military on deterrence.

Oct 14 2015

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Rank #11: The Use of Long-Range Armed Drones: Fact v. Myth

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A panel of RAND experts discuss the effect of armed drones on global warfare, whether U.S. policy on armed drones shapes the way other nations deploy them, and the sale of armed drones to allies.

Mar 10 2015

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Rank #12: Congressional Options and Their Likely Consequences for a Nuclear Deal with Iran

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In this December 2014 Congressional Briefing, Larry Hanauer identifies and assesses eight potential courses of action that Congress could take that might either facilitate, hinder, or block implementation of a nuclear deal with Iran.

Dec 16 2014

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Rank #13: Israeli, Saudi, and Iranian Responses in the Days After a Deal With Iran: What Are the U.S. Options?

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A panel of Middle East experts discuss concerns about Iran of two key U.S. partners; the internal dynamics and motivations of the Iranian government; and U.S. policy options to craft a sustainable nuclear agreement with Iran.

Jun 04 2014

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Rank #14: "Self Driving" Vehicles: Great Benefits, but Barriers to Widespread Adoption

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In this March 24th 2014 Congressional Briefing, James Anderson discusses the advantages and disadvantages of autonomous vehicles, current obstacles with adoption, and actions policymakers can take.

Mar 24 2014

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Rank #15: The Elementary and Secondary Education Act: Maintaining Accountability and Nurturing Innovation Through a Reauthorized ESEA

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In this May 2012 briefing, RAND experts offer recommendations on ways to strengthen the Elementary and Secondary Education Act in light of a renewed push in Congress for reauthorization.

May 22 2012

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Rank #16: Defense Spending Efficiencies

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On March 29, Congressman Adam Smith, Ranking Member of the House Armed Services Committee, discussed the federal budget deficit and its likely impact on national security programs.

Mar 29 2012

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Rank #17: VA Mental Health Care: How Good Is It and How Can We Make It Better?

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Katherine Watkins discusses the VA's capacity to deliver care to veterans with mental health and substance use disorders and the quality of the care that is delivered.

Dec 05 2011

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Rank #18: Rebuilding Haiti

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RAND experts discuss how the billions of dollars in aid pledged to help Haiti rebuild after the January earthquake can be used to create a resilient state that is capable of responding effectively to natural disasters.

Oct 19 2010

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Rank #19: The Quality of Care for Patients Dying in the Hospital: Areas for Improvement Suggest Fundamental Problem in U.S. Health Care

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In this September 2010 Congressional Briefing, Neil Wenger describes a yearlong study on improving end-of-life care that can help policymakers address payment systems and other issues pertaining to quality of care for critically ill patients.

Sep 15 2010

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Rank #20: Ending Social Promotion: Examining the Effects of NYC's 5th-Grade Promotion Policy

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Jennifer McCombs and Lou Mariano discuss RAND's recently published evaluation of a test-based promotion policy implemented by the New York City Department of Education.

Oct 20 2009

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