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Why Obamacare is the heart of the new pro-growth, pro-middle class, pro-entrepreneur Democratic Party (sorry, Senator Schumer)

Senator Schumer has made a plausible argument for why Obamacare was a political mistake.  I disagree. Democratic politicians have mainly defended Obamacare on the grounds…

Regulating the Open Internet: A Letter to Pro-growth Progressives

To Whom It May Concern: As Democrats who care about the dual priorities of protecting broadband consumers and stimulating broadband investment, we are gravely concerned…

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…

PPI President Joins Bipartisan Group of U.S. Representatives to Unveil Regulatory Improvement Commission Proposal

WASHINGTON—Progressive Policy Institute (PPI) President Will Marshall today joined Representatives Patrick Murphy (D-Fla.), Mick Mulvaney (R-S.C.) and a bipartisan group of House members to unveil…

Protecting the Environment for Innovation: A Regulatory Improvement Commission

A Regulatory Improvement Commission would solve the issue of regulatory accumulation, the layering on year after year, of new rules atop old ones. The fundamental…

21st Century Regulation: One New Approach

We at PPI believe that regulatory reform is an essential part of a high-growth, high-innovation economic strategy.  But regulatory reform is not a secret code…

Senators King and Blunt Introduce Regulatory Improvement Commission, Modeled After PPI Proposal

Today Senators King and Blunt introduced the Regulatory Improvement Act of 2013, which “would create a Regulatory Improvement Commission to review outdated regulations with the…

The Google Way: How Washington Can Regulate Without Killing Growth

In the Atlantic, Michael Mandel explains how the Federal Trade Commission’s looming antitrust settlement with the search giant shows that regulators can do their job without…