Publications

Policy Brief

By and / 5.28.2020

Zillow CEO Rich Barton recently tweeted that he was giving all employees the option to work from home for the rest of 2020. “My personal opinions about WFH (work from home) have been turned upside down over the past 2 months. I expect this will have a lasting influence on the future of work … […]

Policy Brief

By / 5.26.2020

We’re used to thinking of COVID-19 testing as an activity that is led by government public health agencies, supported by private testing laboratories such as Quest Diagnostics and LabCorp. But American businesses have a broader role to play. Workplace-based testing for COVID-19 infections is shaping up to be a crucial component of managing the virus […]

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By / 5.21.2020

Fears about the novel coronavirus, the economy, and prolonged self-isolation are taking a toll on Americans and is making us sick. Calls to the federal mental health crisis hotline have increased 900 percent compared this time last year. Telehealth provides an opportunity for Americans to access mental health and essential primary care providers from their […]

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By / 5.15.2020

The coronavirus pandemic has had profound social and economic consequences but it also has moved the national health care debate beyond the narrow focus on universal coverage, to a larger question of how to address the disparities which underlie disease. We’ve seen the disproportionate impact the pandemic has had on underserved populations. Former Governors John […]

Policy Brief

By / 5.14.2020

AMERICA’S NEW CLEAN ENERGY MANUFACTURING OPPORTUNITY In his 2016 campaign, candidate Donald Trump famously promised to revitalize American manufacturing and to pass major legislation to rebuild crumbling U.S. infrastructure. So far, in more than three years as President, he has done neither. But in the face of the unprecedented COVID crisis, economic downturn and the […]

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By / 5.7.2020

Social distancing is essential to limit the spread of the novel coronavirus, but it also reduces opportunities for millions of Americans to earn a wage or buy goods and services from others. As a result, state and local income and sales taxes that fund education, public safety, and other essential services are drying up. Meanwhile, […]

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The Progressive Policy Institute has joined a cohort of other organizations in urging the immediate passage of the New Business Preservation Act, which PPI and its co-signers believe is also essential to our nation’s ability to weather and recover from the economic damage inflicted by the coronavirus emergency. The Act was introduced in the Senate (S. […]