Issues

PRESS RELEASE: PPI Statement On New York State Fracking Ban

WASHINGTON—Derrick Freeman, Director of the Energy Innovation Project at the Progressive Policy Institute, today released the following statement after New York Governor Andrew Cuomo announced…

No Guarantees When It Comes to Telecom Fees

To rebut our estimate of new annual state and local taxes and fees caused by reclassification, Free Press offers two claims: (1) that all of…

Wall Street Journal: A Rare Bipartisan Success for Congress

PPI President Will Marshall was quoted in Wall Street Journal piece regarding the rare showing of bipartisanship by Congress in passing the recent spending bill…

USA Today: Old rules make Internet more expensive

If the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) votes to “reclassify” the Internet as a public utility, U.S. consumers will have to dig deeper into their pockets…

CNN: We’re all culpable over CIA torture

While studiously avoiding the word “torture,” CIA Director John Brennan told reporters on Thursday that the aggressive interrogation program yielded information that helped the agency…

Free Energy Trade: Time to Lift the Oil Export Ban

In July 2014, the United States passed Saudi Arabia and Russia to become the world’s biggest oil producer for the first time since 1970. This…

LA Times: Professor floats idea of three-year B.A. to cut college costs

A report by PPI Senior Fellow Paul Weinstein, Give Our Kids a Break: How Three-Year Degrees Can Cut the Cost of College, is the subject…

The Hill: Shooting yourself in the foot

What’s gotten into our European friends? Beset by slow growth, tensions over immigration and a rising fever of anti-Euro populism, some leaders are trying to…

WSJ: Obama’s New Web Tax

The Wall Street Journal editorialized PPI’s recent policy brief by Hal Singer and Bob Litan, Outdated Regulations Will Make Consumers Pay More for Broadband. Now…