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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…

Creating New Pathways into Middle Class Jobs

Many policy ideas on how to reduce income inequality and improve the upward mobility of low-income Americans are gaining popularity, on both sides of the…

The Obama Trade Agenda: Five Things for Progressives to Like

In his recent State of the Union address, President Obama went all in on international trade. The Administration has already been aggressively pursuing the most…

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The Hill: A run by Biden would reinforce VP trend

Throughout his vice presidency, Joe Biden has rarely been considered as a potential presidential candidate in his own right. His two prior runs had come…

As the GOP Debates Begin, Three Factors Explain This Year’s Presidential Clown Car

This year’s overcrowded field of 17 GOP presidential candidates may be an amazing spectacle, but it really should come as no surprise. The so-called “presidential…

RealClearBooks: Who Will Break the Spell of Polarization?

Republicans are frequently blamed for America’s intensifying political polarization, and not without cause. Surveys show that they have moved farther to the right than Democrats…

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Marshall: Making America Work Again

As the midterm election draws near, Democrats and Republicans are locked in a race to the bottom of the public’s esteem. A majority of voters…

MSNBC: Hillary Clinton’s hard choices on energy

PPI President Will Marshall was quoted by MSNBC’s Alex Seitz-Wald on the Democratic Party’s divide on energy policy. One salutary effect of Republican radicalism is…

Giving up on economic growth?

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…