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LeBron James and the Do-Something Democrats: Support for Democrats “In the Arena” on Trade
In this year’s NBA Finals, LeBron James cemented his reputation as one of the greatest basketball players of all time—becoming the first player in Finals…
PPI Applauds Senate Passage of TPA
PPI applauds the Senate for passing Trade Promotion Authority and taking a key step in assuring that America continues to be a global leader in…
PPI Statement on Senate Trade Vote: Don’t Misread Vote as Repudiation of TPA
It would be a huge mistake to misread today’s Senate trade vote as a repudiation of Trade Promotion Authority and the U.S. trade agenda. The…
Why the Healthcare Job Boom May Be a Bubble, and Why Progressives Should Care
Our recent report on tech employment, authored by myself and Diana Carew, calculated that women have been getting three times as many healthcare-related bachelors degrees as men….
Productivity Growth Continues to Plunge: Why A Growth Policy Is Necessary
Should progressives focus more on promoting growth, or fostering redistribution? The unfortunate fact is that we live in an era of weak productivity growth. That means growth…
Governor Markell for The Atlantic: Americans Need Jobs, Not Populism
In an op-ed for The Atlantic, Governor Jack Markell (D-Del.) argues that instead of raging against a “rigged” system, Democrats should work together with business to…
PPI Returns from 2015 Digital Trade Mission to Europe
Dear Friend, We’re just back from Europe, where last week PPI led a bipartisan delegation of Congressional staff on a four-day swing through three capitals:…
Jobs and Millennials: How are They Faring?
Economists everywhere are scrambling to determine how today’s weak jobs report impacts the strong recovery story of 3.2 million jobs created over the last year….
Will a strict privacy bill of rights hurt growth?
The White House has come out with a discussion draft of a consumer privacy bill of rights. I’m not going to discuss the details of the…
Ehrlich: The Wrong Way to Enact The Wrong Policy — The FCC’s No Good, Very Bad Day
“This is no more a plan to regulate the Internet than the First Amendment is a plan to regulate free speech,” said Federal Communications Commission…