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U.S. News & World Report: Put Infrastructure Back on Track

The Highway Trust Fund is a good first step to funding infrastructure, but private investment is key. Before we celebrate pending congressional action over funding…

Forbes: Congress Holds The Key To More Broadband Competition

Are we getting enough broadband competition? And if not, where should we look for a new Internet access provider to keep broadband prices in check…

What New Data Says about Debt-Free College

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…

Financial Times: US income inequality rises up political agenda

PPI President, Will Marshall, was quoted in a piece by Financial Times addressing how 2016 Presidential candidates are approaching strengthening the middle class and reducing income inequality:…

Chuka Umunna: These are “perilous times” for the Left

On Wednesday, PPI hosted a lunch event at the National Press Club, “Progressives for Innovation and Growth: A Transatlantic Conversation,” on the economic challenge facing…

Wall Street Journal: Obama’s Big Idea for Small Savers: ‘Robo’ Financial Advice

If you’re a Democratic policy maker worried about retirement savings for the little guy, would you deny millions of small savers access to financial advisers…

The California Tech/Info Boom: How It Is Spreading Across the State

Here’s an astounding fact. Since the recovery started in 2009, California businesses have created 1.5 million new private sector jobs. That puts California number one…

PPI Statement on Iran Nuclear Deal

Progressive Policy Institute President Will Marshall today released the following statement after the announcement of a landmark nuclear agreement between the United States, Iran, and…

CNN: A nuclear deal with Iran is better than no deal

Americans who didn’t get their fill of fireworks over the July Fourth holiday can expect more pyrotechnics this week if U.S.-led talks in Austria’s capital…

Dynamic Scoring and Infrastructure Spending

We review recent trends in federal infrastructure spending and the policy case for dynamic scoring of revenue and spending legislation. The use of dynamic scoring…