New York Times

By / 5.15.2018

President Trump met with auto industry executives at the White House on Friday, arguing for his planned rollback of fuel efficiency and emissions standards, and telling them he wanted them to build “millions more cars” in the United States. Let’s assume they would. If they did, any cars they made would also be dirtier and […]

By / 9.3.2017

We’re grateful to have our new report mentioned in Neil Irwin’s piece today in the New York Times about tech employment. The report, An Analysis of Job and Wage Growth in the Tech/Telecom Sector,  to be presented at the TPRC conference later this week, directly compares employment at today’s leading tech/telecom firms with employment at […]

By / 3.30.2017

WASHINGTON — President Trump has discovered that trying to work with Republicans, like trying to work on health care policy, is complicated. So with all his big campaign pledges in limbo following last week’s Obamacare fiasco, he reportedly is contemplating overtures to a party that actually wants to govern: the Democrats. This new tack comes, […]

By / 6.9.2015

YOU probably haven’t heard of the BEPS project — but you soon will. Short for Base Erosion and Profit Shifting, the BEPS Project is the focus of a rapidly moving effort by the Group of 20 countries to create a new set of international tax principles designed to better capture tax revenue from multinational companies […]

PPI Senior Fellow Hal Singer was quoted by the New York Times in a piece on how reclassifying the Internet as a public utility may hurt the wallet of consumers: The Internet Tax Freedom Forever Act, according to Hal Singer, an economist and senior fellow at the Progressive Policy Institute, “limits the damage” from Title […]

Edward Wyatt’s piece this morning, “Shifts in Wireless Market May Sway a Sprint Deal,” examines how the evolving mobile and wireless markets affect the prospects for a possible Sprint and T-Mobile merger.  PPI’s senior fellow Hal Singer is quoted commenting on how the lines separating once discrete markets seem to be fading, and whether this […]

In the New York Times Lisa Prevost  referenced PPI Senior Fellow Jason R. Gold’s proposal to mitigate the inequitable access to loans in the conventional market between minority applicants and nonminority applicants. The statistics show that Black and Hispanic applicants are far more likely to be turned down and that they are opting for F.H.A. […]

By / 1.7.2014

For all the talk of New York’s “tale of two cities” economic divide, last week Mayor Bill de Blasio took charge of a local economy that has far outperformed the rest of the country since the financial collapse — and not just in a small corner of Manhattan, but across the city. Driven by the […]

By / 12.3.2013

Investors shouldn’t be overly concerned about the high level of stock prices, for two reasons. First, the market boom has not yet translated into excess spending in the real economy. Household spending is still weak, as shown by retailers rushing to open their stores on Thanksgiving. Many large businesses are reluctant to commit to big capital spending […]

Nick Bilton writing for the New York Times quoted PPI’s Michael Mandel, chief economic strategist, on why current investments do not constitute a tech bubble on the same scale as the 1990’s.  Mandel explained the differences between today’s environment and the the dot-com boom/bust: “Bubbles that are not self-feeding are not a big problem, and I’m not […]