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Innovation by Acquisition: New Dynamics of High-tech Competition

Right now policymakers are grappling with the implications of slow economic growth in the United States and the rest of the industrialized world. One response…

Wingnut Watch: End-of-the-Year Standoff

The end of the calendar year always means an assortment of “temporary” policies are approaching expiration, including some (e.g., upward revision of reimbursement rates for…

Regulators: Listen to Workers

<img class=”alignleft size-medium wp-image-20907″ title=”3536439053_29b49dc71a” src=”http://progressivepolicy.org/wp-content/uploads/2011/11/3536439053_29b49dc71a-200×300.jpg” alt=”CWA” width=”200″ height=”300″ />AT&amp;T is a big company, which perhaps explains why federal regulators are ganging up to block…

Wingnut Watch: Supercommittee Failure and the Gingrich Surge

The official failure of the congressional “supercommittee” came and went without much hand-wringing in Wingnut World; indeed, the prevailing sentiment was quiet satisfaction that Republicans…

Wingnut Watch: GOP Revenue Rejection Goes Beyond Intransigence

It was a relatively quiet week in Wingnut World, with the loudest mouths probably conserving energy for cries of “betrayal” in the unlikely case that…

Italy Boots Berlusconi

A funny thing happened on my way to an international forum on democracy and human rights in Rome last week: the Italian government fell. It…

Wingnut Watch: Ballot Initiatives Reject GOP Ideology

Yesterday was Election Day in scattered parts of the country, and it was not a terribly successful election night in Wingnut World. Two ballot initiatives…

Can Unions Open Burma?

PPI Special Report The following is a guest column from PPI friend and sometime contributor Earl Brown, Labor and Employment Law Counsel for the American…

Wingnut Watch: Cain’s Latest Problem

As the November 23 deadline for congressional action on a “supercommittee” package to reduce budget deficits by $1.2 trillion and avoid automatic domestic and defense…