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The Great Squeeze Continues to Hit Young People

The latest jobs numbers, along with new research from the Federal Reserve and Brookings, reaffirms what I’ve been writing for some time: the Great Squeeze…

Immigration Conversation with Australian MP Andrew Leigh

This morning the PPI hosted a breakfast and conversation with special guest, Andrew Leigh. Leigh is an economist and Member of the Australian House of Representatives. He…

Mandel Speaks at All Things Connected Washington Post event

Michael Mandel, chief economic strategist at the Progressive Policy Institute, described the Internet of Things as the “extension of the Internet to the physical world….

Where Government is Working

With the federal government in gridlock, cities step into the breach. Welcome to New Orleans, city of the future. Wait, New Orleans? The decadent old…

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…

Will GOP Stiff Jobless?

STATEMENT BY WILL MARSHALL: Today, Will Marshall, President of the Progressive Policy Institute, issued the following statement on legislation proposed in the Senate to extend…

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…

Real Earnings for Young College Grads Rose in 2012

Finally some good news for young college grads – in 2012 their real average annual earnings increased for the first time in six years. New…

Can Obama Redefine the Role of College?

President Obama’s speech in Buffalo yesterday launched a new conversation on the role of higher education as a platform for social and economic mobility. The…

Unpaid Internships Aren’t so Black and White

Does having a paid internship make the difference between getting a job and sitting home after college? It depends. Unpaid internships have been criticized as…