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Last week, PPI led a bipartisan delegation of 10 high-ranking Congressional staffers to London and Brussels, which is still grieving in the aftermath of the March 22 terrorist attacks. Our visit there so soon after the atrocity was greeted warmly as an act of transatlantic solidarity. The Digital Economy Study Group was the third such […]

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 […]

WASHINGTON—The Progressive Policy Institute today released the following statement urging Congress to pass the Internet Tax Freedom Act: “The development of the Internet has been the single biggest driver of growth in the United States over the last two decades, disrupting and transforming industries in every corner of our economy. Not only has it been […]

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 / 10.2.2015

Multinationals are about to get hit with a big tax penalty for operating in the United States. Is it finally time for corporate tax reform? On Monday October 5 the OECD will release the “final package of measures for a co-ordinated international approach to reform the international tax system.”  These BEPS recommendations (standing for Base Erosion […]

By / 4.15.2015

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: London, Brussels and Berlin. Our goal was twofold: 1) to learn more about the European Union’s ambitious plan to create a “digital single market” and, 2) to press PPI’s case […]

By / 4.13.2015

Who will write the new rules of the global tax system? Right now risk-averse bureaucrats at the OECD’s Paris headquarters are busily constructing a new set of tax principles–known as the ‘BEPS project’–that could accidentally squash global growth, as we warned in our recently released policy brief, “Taxing Intangibles: The Law of Unintended Consequences.”* Instead, the […]

By / 9.8.2014

There must be a good word for legislation that produces exactly the opposite result that its supporters intend. I know, let’s call it a “boomerang bill.” The anti-inversion legislation that Treasury Secretary Jack Lew advocated on September 7th is, unfortunately, a classic example of a boomerang bill.  It is intended to stop a feared tidal […]

By / 7.18.2014

Growth should be at the centre of the social democratic agenda. Raising levels of economic security and equality are important goals, but it’s economic growth and innovation that allow high living standards and generous welfare states to be a reality The “5-75-20” essay covers a lot of territory and offers centre-left parties many sensible governing […]

By / 1.24.2014

In an ideal world, Congress would take up tax reform comprehensively, as part of a high-growth strategy. In fact, PPI is currently working on a tax framework for progressives, for how to modernize the entire tax system for individuals and corporations. Unfortunately, the reality is that wholesale reform is not currently a politically viable option. […]