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Grading the State of The Union: A Solid B+

Last week, the Progressive Policy Institute released a Memo to President Obama, which contained 10 Big Ideas for Getting America Moving Again. How did the…

State of the Union: Obama Gets Innovation Upside-Down

In his State of the Union speech, President Obama spent a lot of time on innovation, regulation, and jobs–that’s good. Unfortunately, in all three cases…

Assessing the State of the Union Address

It was encouraging to see President Obama last night make such an impassioned call for investing in America’s future, while clearly taking seriously the deficit…

Howard Berman Stands Up for Foreign Assistance

Foreign aid doesn’t have a constituency, and is often first on the chopping block, a maxim that is no different in the Tea Party Congress….

The Right Growth Formula

The specter of economic decline is haunting America. President Obama seeks to banish it by making jobs and U.S. competitiveness the centerpiece of his State…

Lessons From Tunisia

With Tunisia calming down, it is worth reflecting on what the events might mean for us here in the good ol’ US of A. The…

The History of Retrospective Regulatory Review

As part of President Obama’s executive order on “Improving Regulation and Regulatory Review,” he called for agencies to conduct ”Retrospective Analyses of Existing Rules,” and…

China’s Reverse Robin Hood: Stealing Intellectual Property from the Poor

Many of the facts relating to the globalization of intellectual property (IP) theft over the last decade are not debatable. For example, IP theft has…

Chinese-U.S. Exchange Rates and Knowledge Capital Flows: Why We Feel Poorer

The short summary:   The Chinese policy of buying dollars can be best understood as an indirect purchase of U.S. knowledge capital–technology and business know-how.  That, in a…

False Start

House Republicans start work today on their first big initiative – repealing President Obama’s health care reform. That the new GOP majority has made its…