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introduced the Regulatory Improvement Act of 2013, which “would create a Regulatory Improvement Commission to review outdated regulations with the…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

FCC: A Broadband Assessment without Mobile is Incomplete

This week the FCC concluded that “broadband is not being deployed to all Americans in a reasonable and timely fashion” in its eighth annual “Broadband…

Should the FTC Make Innovation a Bigger Priority?

The FTC’s recent settlements with Google and Facebook raise an interesting question about how such regulatory run-ins can affect future innovation. The FTC fined Google…

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…

Occupational Licensing: How A New Guild Mentality Thwarts Innovation

The late economist Mancur Olson would have been a fan of Jonathan Ames. Ames is the creator of the HBO series Bored to Death as…