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A new report by PPI Senior Fellow Hal Singer and Brookings Nonresident Senior Fellow Robert Litan, Outdated Regulations Will Make Consumers Pay More for Broadband, was covered in a story by Multichannel News: Consumers’ broadband bills could go up close to $90 a year if the FCC reclassifies Internet access service under Title II common […]

A new report by PPI Senior Fellow Hal Singer and Brookings Nonresident Senior Fellow Robert Litan, Outdated Regulations Will Make Consumers Pay More for Broadband, was covered in a story by The Hill: If Obama’s plan is put into place, “U.S. consumers will have to dig deeper into their pockets to pay for both residential […]

Michael Mandel, PPI’s chief economic strategist, was quoted by the Telegraph in an article on U.S. companies moving their headquarters overseas to avoid American taxes. Last week, the White House introduced new measures intended to make so-called” tax inversion” more difficult: However, another school of thought claims American companies will continue moving their headquarters overseas […]

In an article for The Telegraph regarding U.S. efforts to clamp down on tax “inversions,” PPI Chief Economic Strategist Michael Mandel is quoted on how such efforts might backfire: Michael Mandel, chief economist at Progressive Policy Institute, the Washington think tank, said the new rulebook gives activist investors a “roadmap” that “is likely to turn […]

By / 7.18.2014

Growth should be at the centre of the social democratic agenda. Raising levels of economic security and equality are important goals, but it’s economic growth and innovation that allow high living standards and generous welfare states to be a reality The “5-75-20” essay covers a lot of territory and offers centre-left parties many sensible governing […]

In “Public-Private Partnerships Hinge on Tax Policy” Fawn Johnson of the National Journal discusses a policy memo released last week by Diana Carew, economist at PPI. In this article Johnson notes that public-private partnerships are becoming less partisan and more of an across the aisle issue. Johnson also elaborates on Carew’s memo, particularly Carew’s argument […]

By and / 4.15.2014

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, and the opinion pages about how complex and anti-growth the federal income tax system has become. Tax reform is indeed long overdue, but it’s not just the federal code that […]

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 lessons to be taken from the San Francisco tech boom example and gave his arguments for why governmental support of tech has been imperative for economic growth in San Francisco: […]

Fawn Johnson, writing for National Journal, quoted former Pennsylvania Governor Ed Rendell on the need for further investment in national infrastructure.  Johnson was the moderator for PPI’s Investing in Jobs and Infrastructure: Twin Keys for Metro Growth event last week and her quote comes from Rendells opening remarks at that event.  In explaining the need for infrastructure invesement, Rendell […]

Barney Jopson, writing for Financial Times, quoted Will Marshall, PPI president, on President Obama’s plan to raise the minimum wage.  The article explores the popular support for a minimum wage hike and the conservative economic arguments against the President’s policy.  Marshall presents an alternative, progressive option to lessen America’s growing inequality: Will Marshall, president of the Progressive […]