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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…

USA TODAY: Emerging Tech Hubs Are Far From Coasts

PPI Chief Economic Strategist Michael Mandel was quoted in USA TODAY regarding his recent report, "How the Startup Economy is Spreading Across the Country" on start-ups and entrepreneurial growth across the country: "I was surprised by cities in the Midwest that made the list," says Michael Mandel of PPI, who conducted the study. E-commerce contributed…

Legal Newsline: Justice Reform Groups Continue Push for Venue, Jurisdiction Bills in Missouri Legislature

Phil Goldberg, director of the Progressive Policy Institute’s Center for Civil Justice and Don Gifford, a member of PPI’s Center for Civil Justice Advisory Board, were quoted in the Legal NewsLine about a recent Missouri Supreme Court ruling: “The ruling offers some clarity on jurisdiction rules in Missouri—as in, courts don’t have jurisdiction over out-of-state claims—but…

MIT Technology Review: Dear Silicon Valley: Forget Flying Cars, Give Us Economic Growth

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…

Recode: Google wants to prove its app business is just as good as Apple’s

A PPI report on App Economy jobs is cited in this article from Recode. Beyond flaunting the growth of Play, Google has another motive in highlighting the success of apps like Prune. It needs to convince regulators in Europe, who have opened an antitrust case against Android, that the operating system boosts other companies instead…

St. Louis Post-Dispatch: Need for high-tech workers is critical

A PPI report on the growth of the tech economy was referenced in this piece from the St. Louis Post-Dispatch. Thanks to growing companies like Citi, Enterprise, NISC, ESRI, Curas, BoardPaq and many others, St. Charles County is a strong part of the ‘Silicon Prairie’ in metro St. Louis and the Midwest,” Ehlmann said. “There…

KMOV: Startup company helping entrepreneurs connect in St. Charles County

A PPI report on tech companies is cited in this article from local Missouri news station KMOV. St. Charles County is one of the top 25 places for tech companies, according to a recent report from the Progressive Policy Institute.” For the rest of the article, visit KMOV.

The Economist: Bots, the next frontier

A PPI Report on the App Economy is referenced in this piece from The Economist. No guarantee exists, however, that the bot economy will be as successful as the app one, which has created 3.3m jobs just in America and Europe, according to the Progressive Policy Institute, a think-tank” Read the full article at The Economist.

Washington Post: The new Democratic Party proposal to rival Bernie Sanders’ socialism

Simplicity is one of Bernie Sanders' great strengths: Corporations and the rich have rigged the economy. His solutions sound simple, even when the plans behind them are complicated: college for all, health care for all, tax the rich, break up big banks. He trails Hillary Clinton in presidential delegates to this point, and he remains…

Miami Herald: Florida’s innovation engine sputtering, recent analyses show

Reporting on the state of Florida's app economy, Miami Herald's Nancy Dahlberg uses data collected by Dr. Michael Mandel The Progressive Policy Institute’s Chief Economic Strategist Michael Mandel recently released a list of the top 25 App Economy states that ranked Florida sixth in the nation for the number of jobs, with more than 59,000 “app economy jobs”…