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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE March 15, 2016 Contact: Cody Tucker, 202-775-0106 or ctucker@ppionline.org A Progressive Alternative to Populism PPI Unveils New Blueprint for Shared Prosperity WASHINGTON—The Progressive Policy Institute (PPI) today released Unleashing Innovation and Growth: A Progressive Alternative to Populism, a new blueprint for renewing America’s economic dynamism. The plan offers an array of creative […]

The Progressive Policy Institute (PPI) teamed up with Columbia University’s Richard Paul Richman Center for Business, Law, and Public Policy to co-host a compelling symposium Nov. 6-7 in New York on revitalizing the U.S. economy. The event featured a distinguished roster of Richman Center economists and scholars, as well as PPI analysts and special guests, […]

By / 7.28.2015

New data shows that young people who don’t fit within the current college system are facing great hardship in today’s workforce. This sheds valuable insight into the debt-free college debate, the charge for injecting more money into the federal student aid system at the top of Democrat’s 2016 election talking points. With outstanding student loans […]

By / 5.7.2015

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. A NYT article from February 2015 lauded women for taking advantage of the stable, middle class jobs in healthcare, observing that As the job market has shifted, women, in general, have […]

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 build an economy that distributes its benefits more broadly. The bottom line is that private enterprise creates the primary condition for reducing poverty and want: economic growth. Governments don’t create […]

By / 4.3.2015

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. But when it comes to millennials in the labor force, the monthly numbers are only a small part of the story. That’s why I’ve done some number crunching to see […]

By / 12.26.2014

In recent months we’ve seen the attorney general of Mississippi, Jim Hood, issue a subpoena against Google requesting information on a very broad range of search engine activities, based on the theory that Google is legally responsible for questionable content on third-party sites indexed by the search giant.  Google responded last week with a lawsuit against Hood,  […]

By / 12.22.2014

For young Americans, Washington, D.C. may have more to offer than government jobs and free museums.  It may also provide more opportunities to get a raise than any other top 10 U.S. city. According to my analysis of new Census data on young Americans, Washington, D.C. was the only top 10 U.S. city, by population, […]

By / 12.19.2014

Are companies finally realizing that they need to invest in  “guardrails” for the information highway, aka the data-driven economy? And will this labor-intensive effort help create more mid-level jobs? The Sony hack has forced the company to withdraw its newest film from the market, as well as causing the release of countless numbers of damaging and/or embarrassing documents. […]

By / 11.5.2014

Why were Democrats trounced so soundly? Many of the losers—including Mark Udall of Colorado, Mark Pryor of Arkansas, Michelle Nunn of Georgia, and Kay Hagan of North Carolina—were done in by state economies that are fundamentally a lot worse than the headline statistics show. Consider Udall’s fate in Colorado, where the unemployment rate was only 4.7% […]