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Germany’s Green Dream

No country has embraced renewable energy more avidly than Germany. But a host of untoward realities – soaring electricity bills, rising carbon emissions and growing…

Uncluttering State Tax Systems

Over the last week, as you’ve raced to file your taxes by the deadline today, you’ve no doubt been bombarded on talk radio, cable TV,…

SmartData Collective: What the Internet of Things Means for Physical Industries

SmartData Collective’s Mark van Rijmenam highlighted PPI’s Michael Mandel remarks on the Internet of Things and the video of his participation in the Washington Post…

The Hill: Don’t reform the tax code on the backs of over-taxed energy producers

William F. Shughart II, writing for the Hill, referenced an observation made by the Progressive Policy Institute that major U.S. energy companies are “Investment Heroes.”…

Keystone Pipeline: Important Debate for Yesterday

Listening to the Republicans in Congress, one might think that the Keystone XL pipeline is the biggest energy issue facing the country today and that…

USA Today: Mortgage reform roils Washington

USA Today‘s Darrell Delamaide quoted PPI’s Jason Gold on GSE reform. He recalled the debate over the future of the two government-controlled entities that back…

Bloomberg West: Does Tech Help the San Francisco Economy?

PPI’s Michael Mandel spoke on Bloomberg Television‘s “Bloomberg West” on April 4th to discuss the pros and cons of tech tax breaks. He identified the…

Bringing U.S. Energy Policy Into the 21st Century

U.S. lawmakers don’t drive around in 1970s-era cars, yet they don’t seem to mind energy policies that are equally out of date. Attempts to export…

Connections Between Communications Networks: Should the FCC Breathe Life Into Internet Middlemen?

The Netflix-Comcast arrangement has brought fresh accusations of so-called “net neutrality” violations. The flames were stoked when Netflix’s CEO, in a blog posting, bemoaned the…

Senate hearing on student loans did not HELP

Yesterday’s hearing of the Senate Health, Education, Labor and Pensions (HELP) Committee on student loans seemed to clearly answer the question of who is to blame for…