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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,…

Young Americans: Is Recovery Coming?

Young Americans – the 80 million Americans age 16-34 – have had a rough recession and an almost non-existent recovery. This is reinforced by the…

The PPI Tech/Info Job Ranking

The last few years have been tough for many cities and localities. Most places have not yet fully recovered from the financial collapse, either in…

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Uncluttering State Tax Systems

Over the last week, as you’ve raced to file your taxes by the deadline today, you’ve no doubt been bombarded on talk radio, cable TV,…

SmartData Collective: What the Internet of Things Means for Physical Industries

SmartData Collective’s Mark van Rijmenam highlighted PPI’s Michael Mandel remarks on the Internet of Things and the video of his participation in the Washington Post…

Bloomberg West: Does Tech Help the San Francisco Economy?

PPI’s Michael Mandel spoke on Bloomberg Television‘s “Bloomberg West” on April 4th to discuss the pros and cons of tech tax breaks. He identified the…

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The Need to Support Business Investment

Here’s the situation: Fundamentally, investment is what drives productivity and growth. Unfortunately, more than six years after the Great Recession started, business investment is still…

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…

Obama Goes Big on Infrastructure

President Obama’s new budget proposes a bold, $300-billion push to modernize the nation’s aging and inadequate transportation systems over the next four years. Here at…

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