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A Brief History of Internet Regulation

EXECUTIVE SUMMARY Proposals to regulate the Internet are often presented as “new” solutions to deal with modern problems, but the most significant of these proposals,…

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Why is My Cable Box Still So Big?

Technological change is nothing new, but the speed of innovation in recent years has been unprecedented. It took decades to go from railroads to private…

Startup Smart: Australian mobile app market booming as tech job growth outpaces the US and UK

PPI Chief Economic Strategist Dr. Michael Mandel was quoted today in the Australian publication Startup Smart’s article, “Australian mobile app market booming as tech job…

The Australian: Mobile broadband boosts Australian economy by $34bn

This week PPI is in Australia to discuss a new policy report on the Australian tech economy. In the report PPI Chief Economic Strategist Michael Mandel  found that…

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PPI Abroad: “Digital Trade Study Group” Recap

Last week (April 22-25), PPI returned to Europe for an intensive round of high-level meetings and one big public event in three capitals, Paris, Brussels…

The Secret Ingredient for Solving Economic Inequality: Savings

In his second inaugural address, President Obama laid out a bold vision for solving economic inequality. “We are true to our creed,” he said, “when…

San Bernardino County Strikes Measure to Use Eminent Domain

Earlier today the Joint Power Authority, municipal body constructed by the county of San Bernardino, California voted not to consider using the power of eminent…

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The Economic Implications of the Wireless Boom
National Press Club, Washington DC