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.).
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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Start-up 2.0: Another Welcome Boost for Entrepreneurs
Last month, Congress and the president passed major legislation (the Jumpstart Our Business Startups (JOBS) Act) aimed at making it easier for start-ups and small…
PPI Battleground Home Values Index: Home Values Tick Upward
We have had a bevy of economic and political “events” in the last six months that have focused on stabilizing home prices. The President’s efforts…
Choose-Your-Benefit: Can Citizens Help Save Social Security?
Recently, the Trustees of the Social Security and Medicare trust funds issued their annual report on the future of America’s entitlement programs. As usual, the…