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Anne Kim

Anne Kim is a senior fellow at the Progressive Policy Institute and senior strategist at the Corporation for Enterprise Development in Washington, D.C. Previously, she served as PPI's Managing Director for Policy and Strategy and as director of PPI's Work, Family and Community Project. She has also worked as the director of the economic and domestic policy programs at Third Way and as deputy chief of staff and legislative director to Rep. Jim Cooper (D-Tenn.).

A Test of Republican Loyalties

How much do congressional Republicans hate Obamacare? How determined are they to see it fail? We may soon find out. For the first time, a…

The Equal Pay Act-Powerful But Not Enough

Fifty years after the passage of the Equal Pay Act, women are earning 77 cents on the dollar compared to men. While this gap is…

Already, The Most Unproductive Congress Ever

At the end of 2012, the 112th Congress went down in history as the most unproductive ever. During 2011-2012, Congress passed a mere 283 laws…

The War on Poverty We’re Not Waging

Since 2000, the nation’s poverty rate has been creeping inexorably upward, from a near-historic low of11.3 percent in 2000 to 15 percent in 2011. But…

Is Your 401(k) Obsolete?

New research by the firm HelloWallet finds that more than a quarter of Americans who have an employer-sponsored retirement plan are raiding these accounts for…

The Secret Ingredient for Solving Economic Inequality: Savings

In his second inaugural address, President Obama laid out a bold vision for solving economic inequality. “We are true to our creed,” he said, “when…

New ‘Ability to Repay’ Rules Highlight Need for Affordable Housing

This week, the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) released long-awaited new mortgage rules aimed at protecting consumers from abusive loans. The new rules, when they…

What Americans Didn’t Get from the Fiscal Cliff Tax Deal

By all accounts, the recently passed tax deal averting the “fiscal cliff” was a big win for the American people. Among other things, the agreement…

Where Are The Women Wonks?

PPI managing director for policy and strategy Anne Kim writes about the gender discrepancy amongst think tank staff in Washington for the Washington Monthly. She…

PPI in the News: Elect more women to end gridlock

 

More than 300 women, a record high, have filed to run for Congress this year, which means a likely gain of female members come November. In addition to greater parity for women–who’ve been chronically underrepresented–more women in Congress could bring another benefit: Less gridlock.

Female senators have a markedly more bipartisan vote record than their male peers do. Moreover, studies in personality research find that women are more cooperative than men, more willing to compromise, more empathetic and, moreover, more polite.

As Debbie Walsh, director of the Center for American Woman and Politics at Rutgers University puts it: “Women are more likely to work across the aisle and find compromise.”

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