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Electric cars are the future. Here’s how to get American drivers interested in them.

Major electric vehicle announcements by President Joe Biden and General Motors are being hailed as a turning point in the transition to widespread EV production and deployment in America. This matters greatly, because this crucial technology can both jump-start U.S. manufacturing to ease the economic and jobs crisis, and rapidly reduce emissions that cause climate change. But there are still serious barriers to EVs. By far…

Many Roads to a Living Wage

The Congressional Budget Office has dealt another blow to progressive hopes for swift action to raise the U.S. minimum wage to $15 an hour. It released a new study this week estimating that while the wage hike would lift 900,000 Americans out of poverty, it also would cost 1.4 million workers their jobs. Liberal economists…

Biden’s commission on the judiciary must put justice over politics

Some Democrats want to seek political revenge for the Republicans’ unapologetic use of their power over the past decade to engineer a conservative judiciary. Since October, they have been calling on President Biden to expand and pack the Supreme Court and federal judiciary with liberal judges. Biden has wisely resisted these calls and is setting…

PPI in the News

Marshall for Medium: “Trump Has Earned Impeachment”

Originally shared on PPI's Medium channel. Donald Trump’s shambolic presidency has been one long, nauseating exercise in defining American democracy down. He’s relentlessly undermined the norms that uphold our Constitutional order, while abusing the powers of the presidency to pursue his own selfish interests at the expense of our nation’s interests. There is no clearer…

PPI’s Ben Ritz Discusses Social Security Trustees Report on C-SPAN

PPI's Ben Ritz joined an expert panel on Capitol Hill last week to discuss the recently published report by Social Security's trustees. The annual report projected that the program's trust funds face insolvency within the next 16 years, after which point beneficiaries face the prospect of an across-the-board cut of 23 percent. All panelists encouraged…

The Hill: Trade is popular in swing states, among Democrats

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…

Press Releases

Report Calls for New National Commitment, Vigorous Response to Hunger and Malnutrition in America

WASHINGTON, D.C. — A new brief released today from the Progressive Policy Institute (PPI) targets the federal response to the hunger crisis resulting from the COVID-19 pandemic and recession. It discusses the valuable policies contained in President Biden’s recent executive orders and the proposed American Rescue Plan legislation and also identifies additional policies to address hunger, including reducing…

Biden, Congressional Democrats Have Rare Chance to Highlight, Fix America’s Broken Higher Education Financing Model

WASHINGTON, D.C. — A new brief released today from the Progressive Policy Institute (PPI) commends President Biden’s bold vision to ease student debt burdens. The brief calls on the Administration to help borrowers in more meaningful ways by fixing America's broken financing model for higher education, and investing in non-college pathways to good jobs. Key highlights from the brief: …

PPI Statement on Digital Markets Report from House Subcommittee on Antitrust

Washington, DC – The House Subcommittee on Antitrust released its long-awaited report today on competition in digital markets. The recommendations include a call to break up tech companies so they can no longer own platforms and offer products and services on them at the same time, something that almost all other retail leaders do and…