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Diana G Carew

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

Senate hearing on student loans did not HELP

Yesterday’s hearing of the Senate Health, Education, Labor and Pensions (HELP) Committee on student loans seemed to clearly answer the question of who is to blame for…

College – Worth it or worth less?

College has never been worth so much – or so little. New research from the Pew Center shows the wage gap between those with a…

Infrastructure Investment and Economic Growth: Surveying New Post-Crisis Evidence

Does an increase in government spending create or destroy private sector jobs? Or more particularly, does additional spending on infrastructure—fixing existing roads and bridges, or…

Obama Goes Big on Infrastructure

President Obama’s new budget proposes a bold, $300-billion push to modernize the nation’s aging and inadequate transportation systems over the next four years. Here at…

How Young People are Being Left Out of the Economic Recovery

The latest unemployment figures seem promising for the young, but peeling back the numbers reveals that those without college degrees are being left out of…

Encouraging Investment in America

In an ideal world, Congress would take up tax reform comprehensively, as part of a high-growth strategy. In fact, PPI is currently working on a…

Young Americans: Is Recovery Coming?

Young Americans – the 80 million Americans age 16-34 – have had a rough recession and an almost non-existent recovery. This is reinforced by the…

Is PAYE Paying for the Wrong Higher-Ed Model?

Universal adoption of today’s high-speed, low-cost broadband could move the current higher education model into the 21st century. But are federal student aid programs like…

Student Debt: The FAQs on Pay As You Earn (PAYE)

In August 2013, President Obama announced a major drive to increase enrollment in “Pay As You Earn” (PAYE), a federal student loan repayment option based…

NYT: Game-Changing Investments for the U.S.

The New York Times Economix Blog highlighted PPI’s recent “U.S. Investment Heroes of 2013″ report in a piece on the importance of increasing private domestic…