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Diana G Carew

Diana G. Carew is an Economist at the Progressive Policy Institute.

U.S. Investment Heroes of 2014: Investing at Home in a Connected World

In this era of globalization, goods, services, money, people, and data all cross national borders with ease. Indeed, connectedness to the rest of the world…

The Data-Driven Economy and the FDA

The shift to data-driven growth is the single most important reason why the U.S. economy is far outperforming the European economy these days. Online sales…

The Great Squeeze Continues to Hit Young People

The latest jobs numbers, along with new research from the Federal Reserve and Brookings, reaffirms what I’ve been writing for some time: the Great Squeeze…

Why is My Cable Box Still So Big?

Technological change is nothing new, but the speed of innovation in recent years has been unprecedented. It took decades to go from railroads to private…

Does Ex-Im Bank Need a ‘Third Option’?

Long dogged by claims of corporate welfare, the Export-Import Bank (Ex-Im) finds itself once again fighting for its survival. At 80 years old, Ex-Im has…

Why progressives should hold their applause for student loan order

President Obama issued an executive order yesterday to expand Pay As You Earn (PAYE), the administration’s flagship income-based student loan repayment program. The president’s action offers millions…

Make college affordability about accountability

June is fast turning into college affordability month on Capitol Hill. A fresh crop of college graduates, a final push for midterm election talking points,…

Course Correction

Community colleges should be matching students to jobs, not funneling everyone into a four-year degree. A response to Richard D. Kahlenberg. The United States is…

How Public-Private Partnerships Can Get America Moving Again

Nowhere is America’s chronic underinvestment in infrastructure more visible than in the nation’s transportation systems, which present a sorry picture of crumbling bridges, congested freeways,…

Letting Innovation Out of the Box

Innovating in the digital age requires flexible rules that keep pace with the latest technology. This is especially true in the video services market, where…