PPI Mission to Australia: Jobs in the Australian App Economy

PPI Mission to Australia: Jobs in the Australian App Economy

Leaders from the Progressive Policy Institute recently returned from Australia, where they engaged top government officials, business leaders, tech entrepreneurs, and policy analysts in discussions... More »
Jobs in the Australian App Economy

Jobs in the Australian App Economy

Is Australia ready for the digital economy? This is obviously a subject of great debate, intertwined with decisions about investments in the National Broadband Network... More »
The State of U.S. Broadband: Is It Competitive? Are We Falling Behind?

The State of U.S. Broadband: Is It Competitive? Are We Falling Behind?

Advocates for new regulation of the U.S. broadband Internet base their case on the related contentions that (i) our nation lags behind the rest of... More »
How Public-Private Partnerships  Can Get America Moving Again

How Public-Private Partnerships Can Get America Moving Again

Nowhere is America’s chronic underinvestment in infrastructure more visible than in the nation’s transportation systems, which present a sorry picture of crumbling bridges, congested freeways,... More »

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The Permanent Campaign: Business As Usual

Best as I can tell, there were no significant upsets in yesterday’s primaries in Florida, Oklahoma and Arizona.  GOP fears that scandal-plagued former Rep. David…

The Permanent Campaign: Duel in the Hazy Sun

There are primaries in Arizona and Florida today, and runoffs in Oklahoma.  We’ll have full results tomorrow, but for preview purposes, two races in Arizona…

The Permanent Campaign: GOPers Get What They Wanted in Alaska

The results didn’t precisely meet expectations, because 2010 GOP Senate nominee Joe Miller was expected to run third behind Lt. Gov. Mead Treadwell.  But still,…

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POLITICO: Can Hillary Fix Obama’s Mess?

On Barack Obama’s watch, Democrats have defined their international outlook largely in reactive and negative terms. The president has focused on fixing his predecessor’s mistakes,...

Why is My Cable Box Still So Big?

Technological change is nothing new, but the speed of innovation in recent years has been unprecedented. It took decades to go from railroads to private…

Time: Obama Can Ignore Public Opinion on Foreign Policy

National security works differently than domestic issues, and actually leaves the White House broad latitude to act and lead abroad–as long as its efforts produce…

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KPCC: What growing divisions within Democratic Party over Syria, Iraq mean for the party

Will Marshall discussed Hillary Clinton’s recent interview with the Atlantic’s Jeffery Goldberg and the tensions within the Democratic Party on KPCC’s Airtalk with Larry Mantle....

CS Monitor: Whither summer jobs? They’re coming back, but the road is long, experts say.

Diana Carew, PPI economist and director of the Younger American Prosperity Project, was quoted on youth unemployment in The CS Monitor. “You see overall progress,”…

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Don’t Listen to the Polls: Why Obama Has More Room for Foreign Activism Than Polls Suggest

It’s become a truism that Americans have turned so far inward that they will not tolerate national security initiatives that carry a risk of major costs…

GSE Reform: Not So Fast

Like so many issues in Washington these days, the debate over what to do with the nation’s housing Government Sponsored Enterprises (GSE)—Fannie Mae and Freddie…

Jobs in the Australian App Economy

Is Australia ready for the digital economy? This is obviously a subject of great debate, intertwined with decisions about investments in the National Broadband Network…

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Immigration Conversation with Australian MP Andrew Leigh

This morning the PPI hosted a breakfast and conversation with special guest, Andrew Leigh. Leigh is an economist and Member of the Australian House of Representatives. He…

Reclaiming the most powerful tool of reform: Constitutional amendments

At a time when observers across the political spectrum agree that the machinery of American government is broken, the single most powerful mechanism for repair…

Giving up on economic growth?

Growth should be at the centre of the social democratic agenda. Raising levels of economic security and equality are important goals, but it’s economic growth…