Government programs, social agencies, and civic and charitable groups must reinvent how they deliver services. By embracing technological innovation, costly and time consuming bureaucratic barriers can be broken down and millions of Americans in need can become their own case managers.
Technological innovation is the main force driving job creation, productivity growth, and living standards. Progressives should aim to stimulate public and private investment in new enterprises and diffuse innovation across the entire economy.
With Washington stalemated by partisanship and polarization, the most important governing innovations are happening in America’s metro regions. PPI envisions a new federalism that decentralizes political power and resources to our metro leaders.
An open global economy boosts U.S. growth, supports good jobs, and enhances the buying power of American consumers. PPI advances policies that help American producers and workers to tap into global commerce, while assuring that trade’s substantial benefits are more broadly shared.
Most people view charter schools as laboratories around the edges of the traditional school system. In contrast, PPI believes that charters demonstrate a better way to organize the entire public education system.
The civil justice system is a “public good” that should produce predictable, accurate and just results. The PPI Center for Civil Justice seeks to defend the integrity of our legal system from litigation abuse.
The single greatest challenge our country faces today is renewing its economic strength and dynamism. This demands not just new economic policies, but also changes in how government regulates business and innovation.
When it comes to energy, Americans deserve better than a false choice between green fantasies and “drill baby drill.” A balanced national energy portfolio must tap all fuels to meet growing energy demands and also reduce U.S. greenhouse gas emissions.