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Zero-Rating: Kick-Starting Internet Ecosystems in Developing Countries

The power of the Internet has redefined the global economy for the 21st Century. As of 2014, over three billion people around the world were…

The Credit Gap: Easing the Squeeze on the Smallest Businesses

Among the many casualties of the 2007-2008 financial meltdown were small businesses. As the financial system virtually shut down, millions of small business owners across…

Scale and Innovation in Today’s Economy

Conventional wisdom these days says that small is better when it comes to innovation and putting new ideas into practice. Large enterprises are typically thought…

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WSJ: Beyond the Internet, Innovation Struggles

PPI Chief Economic Strategist Michael Mandel’s recent work on measuring innovation was featured in the Wall Street Journal: In a new study, Michael Mandel of…

The Hill: Cutting through the regulatory thicket

Representatives Patrick Murphy (D-Fla.) and Mick Mulvaney (R-S.C.) wrote an op-ed for The Hill published today on their Regulatory Improvement Commission (RIC) bill.  PPI’s RIC proposal,…

Can the Internet of Everything Help Cities?

Local governments are about delivering services and getting things done: Fixing highways, running buses, picking up trash, ensuring public safety, educating children. To do their…

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Congress Answers PPI Call, Exempts End-Users From Dodd-Frank

The Senate voted 93-4 Thursday to reauthorize the Terrorism Risk Insurance Act (TRIA) for six years. The legislation, which is expected to be signed into…

A Politically and Technically Feasible Approach for Handling Regulatory Accumulation

Regulatory accumulation threatens the pace of innovation and growth in America, yet previous attempts to address it have proven unsuccessful. That is why we propose…

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…