Policy Memo

Anatomy of a Special Tax Break and The Case for Broad Corporate Tax Reform

Washington policymakers turn to broad tax reform perhaps once in a generation, and now may be such a time. Today’s focus is on the corporate code, the source…

Conference Report – The Rise of the Data-Driven Economy: Implications for Growth and Policy

On October 10-12, 2012, the Progressive Policy Institute joined forces with John Cabot University in Rome to highlight the transformative potential of rise of data-driven…

Beyond Goods and Services: The (Unmeasured) Rise of the Data-Driven Economy

INTRODUCTION We live in a world where ‘data-driven economic activities’—the production, distribution and use of digital information of all types—are the leading edge of economic…

Democratic Devolution: How America’s Colleges and Universities Can Strengthen Their Communities

In the face of a deepening economic and political crisis, the U.S. political and governing system is deadlocked. We need a new way forward. The…

Policy Brief: How to Boost the Economy by Helping Homeowners

The disappointing May jobs report raises the question: what’s slamming the brakes on economic recovery? For one answer, look to the sector where the economic…

The Fine Art of Cabinet-Making: Five Ways to Build a Stronger Executive Team

The job of the presidency has grown so large, so overwhelming in its power and responsibility, that no one human being can excel in all…

Manufacturing in the App Economy

We live in a world where the communications sector is driving the recovery and receiving much attention. We believe that this is the most important…

How E-planning for Retirement Can Help Lower-Income Savers

The 2012 Retirement Confidence Survey recently released by the Employee Benefit Research Institute (EBRI) confirms that many U.S. workers know that they are not saving…

Occupational Licensing: How A New Guild Mentality Thwarts Innovation

The late economist Mancur Olson would have been a fan of Jonathan Ames. Ames is the creator of the HBO series Bored to Death as…

Measuring the Real Impact of Imports on Jobs

When it comes to manufacturing, most politicians, economists, and journalists agree: the millions of manufacturing jobs lost in recent years are mostly not coming back….