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The white working class in America is worried about change and afraid of economic decline. The Democrats further stoked those fears. What fueled Trump’s improbable victory was a profound sense among working class White voters that the United States is losing control of its borders, its basic identity and its ability to generate good jobs […]

Protectionist trade policies would throw the U.S. economy into turmoil and lead to the loss of millions of middle-class jobs, a new report said on Monday. The Progressive Policy Institute (PPI) concluded that trade policies that cut off the United States from the global economy would do more harm than good in boosting job creation […]

An article published today by Fast Company’s Co.Exist highlights two policy ideas of PPI’s on how to get more infrastructure projects up and running. Borrow Money When It’s Cheap The Progressive Policy Institute, a centrist Washington, D.C., think tank, has proposed several ways around relying on the gas tax for infrastructure funding. These include using “dynamic scoring” […]

How the wrong kind of regulation is strangling business—and what to do about it. Even economists who believe that the system is flawed have a hard time quantifying the issue. “I do think that our economy loses resilience and adaptability because the regulatory structure is so rigid,” says Michael Mandel, chief economic strategist at the […]

The Hill’s Vicki Needham cited a PPI poll and quoted both PPI President Will Marshall and Senior Fellow for Trade and Global Opportunity Ed Gerwin in an article on how voter’s opinions on trade will impact the election. Voters in four battleground states — Colorado, Florida, Nevada, and Ohio — expressed positive views about the […]

Dr. Michael Mandel, PPI’s chief economic strategist, is quoted in David Rotman’s piece about the advances in technology and economic slowdown.  Michael Mandel, an economist at the Progressive Policy Institute in Washington, D.C., says the productivity slowdown is occurring in what he calls the physical industries, including manufacturing and health care. Such industries, which he […]

PPI President Will Marshall was quoted in the Financial Times about his thoughts on who Hillary Clinton should choose for her running mate. The improbable elevation of Trump to the GOP nomination leaves open a vast swath of political terrain across the middle. It puts in play all kinds of moderate Republicans, particularly suburbanites, particularly […]

Motherboard’s Nicholas Deleon wrote an article about the rise of the App Economy, in which he cited a PPI report. Apple even claims that 1.9 million jobs have been created in the US in large part to the App Store. (The Progressive Policy Institute, a liberal think tank, suggests similar numbers.)” Read the article in […]

PPI President Will Marshall was quoted in an article from The News & Observer, which discussed the unpopularity of both Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump and how that will affect undecided voters. Somehow a brand is needed that will woo the swing voters, whose top priority is seeing their economic situation improve. That doesn’t lend […]

PPI Senior Fellow and trade expert Ed Gerwin was quoted by The Hill’s Vicki Needham in this article about the Trans-Pacific Partnership. Ed Gerwin, a trade expert with the Progressive Policy Institute, said that the significance of the strategic issues only became clear to him after he traveled to Japan last fall and spoke with […]