Building American Resilience

Publications

Make America #1 in Electric Vehicles

Achieving U.S. climate resilience requires a dynamic and unprecedented American clean energy transition, including large investments in zero-emissions infrastructure and clean energy manufacturing -- the fastest growing global manufacturing sector set to attract $10 trillion in investment by 2050. A new report from the Progressive Policy Institute finds the U.S. has the opportunity to build…

Weave a Stronger Safety Net Post-COVID

The coronavirus pandemic has opened some gaping holes in our nation’s social safety net, especially where hunger and malnutrition are concerned. Millions of low-income workers have lost their jobs (and will soon lose expanded unemployment benefits if Congress fails to extend them) and millions of children in low-income families have lost access to school meals…

Invest in a Healthier America

The pandemic has thrown the shortcomings and inequities of America’s health care system into sharp relief. These include the extreme vulnerability of the elderly in nursing homes; the poor health status of impoverished and minority communities; regulatory obstacles to deploying telemedicine; and, a lack of basic medical equipment and surge capacity in hospitals. There’s never…

Press

The Covid-19 Crisis Shows Why We Need A National Resilience Council

The Progressive Policy Institute, where I serve as chief economic strategist, just put out a report entitled “Building American Resilience: A Roadmap for Recovery After COVID-19.” The report covers a wide range of topics, ranging from manufacturing (discussed below), to education, to health care, to small business, to metro area fiscal policy to the gig economy.…

How to build American resilience

For Americans and much of the world, 2020 has been an annus horribilis. To contain the coronavirus pandemic, nations have been forced to order mass quarantines, freezing economic activity and social life. It likely will take decades to calculate the full human, economic and psychic costs of this still-unfolding global calamity. Few countries have been…

PPI Unveils Blueprint for American Resilience

WASHINGTON, D.C. -- Looking ahead to the general election campaign this fall, the Progressive Policy Institute (PPI) today rolled out a bold plan for making America’s health care system, economy and social safety net more resilient against future pandemics and national emergencies. “During the coronavirus pandemic, we’ve learned the hard way that our country needs…