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PRESS RELEASE: PPI Publishes “Emergency Economics” Framework For Fighting a Recession in 2020 and Beyond

WASHINGTON— Experts from the Progressive Policy Institute are calling on lawmakers to enact an aggressive stimulus package focused on strengthening automatic stabilizers and other measures that will not only help manage the coronavirus crisis, but also better prepare the United States for recessions that come after it. "Congress must swiftly pass a stimulus package that…

Press Release: How The Democratic Presidential Candidates Would Fund America’s Future

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE January 30, 2020 Contact: media@ppionline.org or 202-525-3931 How The Democratic Presidential Candidates Would Fund America’s Future   WASHINGTON— Just days before the crucial Iowa caucuses on Monday, February 3rd, the Progressive Policy Institute's Center for Funding America's Future has released a comprehensive new analysis of the top four candidates' campaign proposals and how they would finance…

Discussing the Budget with Students at the New England College Convention

Ben Ritz, the Director of PPI's Center for Funding America's Future, presented to students during two breakout sessions at the New England College Convention in Manchester, New Hampshire this week. The first session was a joint presentation about the national debt as an intergenerational issue with Bob Bixby from The Concord Coalition and Brian Riedl from the Manhattan Institute. The panelists…

PPI Kicks Off 2020 Economic Debate With Iowa Fiscal Forum

Contact: Cody Tucker, ctucker@ppionline.org or 202-775-0106 PPI Kicks Off 2020 Economic Debate With Iowa Fiscal Forum Former Gov. Tom Vilsack, Former Lt. Gov. Patty Judge, & Iowa Rep. Chris Hall Headlined DES MOINES – A public forum sponsored by the Progressive Policy Institute (PPI) today kicked off the 2020 presidential debate over fiscal issues in…

Rotherham for The Hill, “Making Social Security’s retirement age work for workers”

A new report from the Social Security trustees warns that the program is in deep trouble. The retirement and social insurance program is already spending more on benefits than it raises in dedicated revenue, due in large part to a decline in birth rates and a decreasing ratio of workers to retirees. By 2034, beneficiaries…