New York Times

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 […]

Tyler Cowen writing for the New York Times quoted PPI’s Michael Mandel, chief economic strategist, on how over regulation is an impediment to the development of the economy.  In the article, Mandel explains the combined negative effect of seemingly small inhibitions: “Michael Mandel, an economist at the Progressive Policy Institute, compares many regulations to “pebbles in a […]

By / 10.18.2013

The New York Times Economix Blog highlighted PPI’s recent “U.S. Investment Heroes of 2013” report in a piece on the importance of increasing private domestic investment: A recent study by the Progressive Policy Institute found that telecommunications companies, technology companies and energy companies were the largest sources of private investment in 2012. Foreign companies are […]

Writing on the New York City mayoral race, New York Times‘ Sam Roberts quotes Fred Siegel on the race’s similarities to the 1970s race: As it turned out, Mr. Biaggi wound up third in the field of four major candidates. Mr. Beame, then the comptroller, came in first but did not earn enough votes to […]