Progressive Policy Institute

Progressive Policy Institute The Progressive Policy Institute is an independent, innovative and high-impact D.C.-based think tank founded in 1989. The Progressive Policy Institute is a catalyst for policy innovation and political reform based in Washington, D.C.
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Its mission is to create radically pragmatic ideas for moving America beyond ideological and partisan deadlock. Founded in 1989, PPI started as the intellectual home of the New Democrats and earned a reputation as President Bill Clinton’s “idea mill.” Many of its mold-breaking ideas have been translated into public policy and law and have influenced international efforts to modernize progressive politics. Today, PPI is developing fresh proposals for stimulating U.S. economic innovation and growth; equipping all Americans with the skills and assets that social mobility in the knowledge economy requires; modernizing an overly bureaucratic and centralized public sector; and, defending liberal democracy in a dangerous world. To connect ideas and political action, PPI relies on an extensive network of partners. The Institute has close ties to New Democrats in Congress, as well as leading governors and a host of dynamic mayors and metro leaders. It works with groups of rising progressive political leaders and millennial professionals, as well as policymakers, analysts and think tanks in Europe, Asia and Latin America.

05/07/2021
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“In the past, when technology has also put strains on social priorities, policy has been critical to restoring balance.” – James Bessen

Read “Unlocking Frontier Technology: The Policy Challenge of the Digital Economy,” now. 👉 https://bit.ly/3epuE39

ICYMI: Yesterday, PPI’s Ben Ritz moderated a panel discussion with William Gale and Samantha Jacoby around the topic of ...
05/07/2021
WEBINAR: Reinvesting in Our Infrastructure

ICYMI: Yesterday, PPI’s Ben Ritz moderated a panel discussion with William Gale and Samantha Jacoby around the topic of funding the next reinvestment in America’s infrastructure.

Senator Joe Manchin III also provided opening remarks!

Watch it all here 👇

Today, PPI’s Center for Funding America’s Future hosted a webinar on reinvesting in our infrastructure and potential options to pay for the Biden Administrat...

05/07/2021
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🚨NEW REPORT🚨

The Innovation Frontier Project launches with the report “Unlocking Frontier Technology,” by guest author James Bessen, laying out a vision for distributing the benefits of digital innovation across the entire economy.

Read it here 👉 https://bit.ly/3epuE39

Although prior authorization policies are primarily designed to manage costs, a recent study by Robert Popovian and Wayn...
05/06/2021

Although prior authorization policies are primarily designed to manage costs, a recent study by Robert Popovian and Wayne Winegarden finds that actually isn’t the case.

Read their analysis ➡ https://bit.ly/3h82uvA

Although prior authorization policies are primarily designed to manage costs, a recent study by Robert Popovian and Wayne Winegarden finds that actually isn’t the case.

Read their analysis ➡ https://bit.ly/3h82uvA

05/06/2021
WEBINAR: Reinvesting in Our Infrastructure

WEBINAR: Reinvesting in Our Infrastructure

You’re not too late! Join us for a conversation about the US’ infrastructure and how we can pay for it’s reinvestment⬇

LATER TODAY ❗PPI is hosting a webinar event to discuss reinvestment in US infrastructure and the potential options to pa...
05/06/2021

LATER TODAY ❗

PPI is hosting a webinar event to discuss reinvestment in US infrastructure and the potential options to pay for it.

Sign up so you don’t miss out 🔜 https://bit.ly/3eIkKZF

LATER TODAY ❗

PPI is hosting a webinar event to discuss reinvestment in US infrastructure and the potential options to pay for it.

Sign up so you don’t miss out 🔜 https://bit.ly/3eIkKZF

Go big, but also go local. PPI President Will Marshall makes the case for why President Joe Biden should focus on empowe...
05/05/2021
Biden should empower local governments, not D.C. bureaucracies | Opinion

Go big, but also go local.

PPI President Will Marshall makes the case for why President Joe Biden should focus on empowering local leaders and pursuing “metro-federalism” while working to rebuild America’s economy.

Read his op-ed in Newsweek 🔽

Biden needs metro leaders' help in translating massive public investments into concrete and effective action on the ground.

“We used to dedicate far more of our federal budget to R&D spending. We’ve seen a gradual decrease and now it’s at the l...
05/05/2021
‎Radically Pragmatic, a podcast from the Progressive Policy Institute: May The Fourth Be With You: Congressman Derek Kilmer Joins PPI's Caleb Watney for a Star Wars Themed Episode on Apple Podcasts

“We used to dedicate far more of our federal budget to R&D spending. We’ve seen a gradual decrease and now it’s at the lowest it’s been in 60 years. And I think that’s a problem.”

— Rep. Derek Kilmer on this week's episode of #RadicallyPragmatic

LISTEN👇

‎Show Radically Pragmatic, a podcast from the Progressive Policy Institute, Ep May The Fourth Be With You: Congressman Derek Kilmer Joins PPI's Caleb Watney for a Star Wars Themed Episode - May 4, 2021

🚨 STARTING SOON 🚨PPI's Reinventing America's Schools Project, The 74, and Bellwether Education Partners are hosting a hi...
05/05/2021

🚨 STARTING SOON 🚨

PPI's Reinventing America's Schools Project, The 74, and Bellwether Education Partners are hosting a historic debate on the age-old question: Who should hold schools accountable, parents or the public?

This webinar event starts at 1:00pm ET, so register now and don’t miss out! ➡ https://bit.ly/3ueMonC

🚨 STARTING SOON 🚨

PPI's Reinventing America's Schools Project, The 74, and Bellwether Education Partners are hosting a historic debate on the age-old question: Who should hold schools accountable, parents or the public?

This webinar event starts at 1:00pm ET, so register now and don’t miss out! ➡ https://bit.ly/3ueMonC

DEBATE: Who should hold schools accountable, parents or the public?Join PPI's Reinventing America's Schools Project, The...
05/04/2021

DEBATE: Who should hold schools accountable, parents or the public?

Join PPI's Reinventing America's Schools Project, The 74, and Bellwether Education Partners for a panel debate on this age-old question.

RSVP ➡ https://bit.ly/3ueMonC

DEBATE: Who should hold schools accountable, parents or the public?

Join PPI's Reinventing America's Schools Project, The 74, and Bellwether Education Partners for a panel debate on this age-old question.

RSVP ➡ https://bit.ly/3ueMonC

In a new Newsweek op-ed, PPI President Will Marshall explains the importance of President Joe Biden working with local l...
05/04/2021
Biden should empower local governments, not D.C. bureaucracies | Opinion

In a new Newsweek op-ed, PPI President Will Marshall explains the importance of President Joe Biden working with local leaders to support small businesses and rebuild our economy from the ground up.

Go big, but also go local.

Biden needs metro leaders' help in translating massive public investments into concrete and effective action on the ground.

YOU’RE INVITED: Join the Progressive Policy Institute for a webinar event on reinvesting in the US’ infrastructure and p...
05/04/2021

YOU’RE INVITED: Join the Progressive Policy Institute for a webinar event on reinvesting in the US’ infrastructure and potential options to pay for it, with remarks from Senator Joe Manchin III.

Don’t miss out! Register here ➡ https://bit.ly/3eIkKZF

YOU’RE INVITED: Join the Progressive Policy Institute for a webinar event on reinvesting in the US’ infrastructure and potential options to pay for it, with remarks from Senator Joe Manchin III.

Don’t miss out! Register here ➡ https://bit.ly/3eIkKZF

FACT: The US’ 10 highest-producing metro economies generated $7.2 trillion in 2018, surpassing the output of 38 states.I...
05/04/2021
Biden should empower local governments, not D.C. bureaucracies | Opinion

FACT: The US’ 10 highest-producing metro economies generated $7.2 trillion in 2018, surpassing the output of 38 states.

In a new op-ed, PPI President Will Marshall makes the case for “metro-federalism” and why President Joe Biden should focus on local government support.

Biden needs metro leaders' help in translating massive public investments into concrete and effective action on the ground.

Students and young adults were adversely affected by the pandemic, and now many are struggling to find jobs. Congressman...
05/03/2021
WEBINAR: Preventing Failure to Launch: Creating More School-to-Work Pathways

Students and young adults were adversely affected by the pandemic, and now many are struggling to find jobs.

Congressman Chris Pappas joined the Progressive Policy Institute to explore ways to create additional school-to-work pathways and help these students transition to the workforce.

The Progressive Policy Institute and the Reinventing America’s Schools Project hosted a webinar with special guest Rep. Chris Pappas (NH-01) on creating more...

Did you tune in?Last week, U.S. Senator Kirsten Gillibrand joined PPI's Mosaic Economic Project to discuss how to uplift...
05/03/2021
WEBINAR: Helping Women Return to the Workforce

Did you tune in?

Last week, U.S. Senator Kirsten Gillibrand joined PPI's Mosaic Economic Project to discuss how to uplift women and provide the support and resources they need to return to the workforce after the effects of the pandemic.

Watch it here 🔽

The Progressive Policy Institute and PPI’s Mosaic Economic Project hosted a webinar with special guest Senator Kirsten Gillibrand (D-NY) on policies to help ...

Move over, Acela. It’s time for a newer, faster high-speed rail system. Congressman Seth Moulton explains how a reimagin...
05/03/2021
‎Radically Pragmatic, a podcast from the Progressive Policy Institute: Full Speed Ahead: Congressman Seth Moulton Joins Paul Weinstein to Discuss the Need for High-Speed Rail in America on Apple Podcasts

Move over, Acela. It’s time for a newer, faster high-speed rail system.

Congressman Seth Moulton explains how a reimagined high-speed rail system could be transformative for how we think about travel in this country🚄⬇

‎Show Radically Pragmatic, a podcast from the Progressive Policy Institute, Ep Full Speed Ahead: Congressman Seth Moulton Joins Paul Weinstein to Discuss the Need for High-Speed Rail in America - Apr 30, 2021

WEDNESDAY: PPI's Reinventing America's Schools Project in partnership with The 74 and Bellwether Education Partners are ...
05/03/2021

WEDNESDAY: PPI's Reinventing America's Schools Project in partnership with The 74 and Bellwether Education Partners are hosting a historic debate to answer the question: Who should hold schools accountable, parents or the public?

Sign up and tune in ➡ https://bit.ly/3ueMonC

WEDNESDAY: PPI's Reinventing America's Schools Project in partnership with The 74 and Bellwether Education Partners are hosting a historic debate to answer the question: Who should hold schools accountable, parents or the public?

Sign up and tune in ➡ https://bit.ly/3ueMonC

PPI’s Michael Mandel writes in a new International Economy article that advanced countries have an opportunity to take o...
05/03/2021

PPI’s Michael Mandel writes in a new International Economy article that advanced countries have an opportunity to take on additional low-cost debt to pay much-needed stimulus and investment in education, infrastructure, and more.

READ ➡ https://bit.ly/2PKUMw5

PPI’s Michael Mandel writes in a new International Economy article that advanced countries have an opportunity to take on additional low-cost debt to pay much-needed stimulus and investment in education, infrastructure, and more.

READ ➡ https://bit.ly/2PKUMw5

DID YOU KNOW: Most Amtrak routes today go SLOWER than the same trains did in the 1930’s?Congressman Seth Moulton explain...
04/30/2021
‎Radically Pragmatic, a podcast from the Progressive Policy Institute: Full Speed Ahead: Congressman Seth Moulton Joins Paul Weinstein to Discuss the Need for High-Speed Rail in America on Apple Podcasts

DID YOU KNOW: Most Amtrak routes today go SLOWER than the same trains did in the 1930’s?

Congressman Seth Moulton explains the need for high-speed rail in America and how it could change the way we think about travel in this country.

Listen 🎧 👇

‎Show Radically Pragmatic, a podcast from the Progressive Policy Institute, Ep Full Speed Ahead: Congressman Seth Moulton Joins Paul Weinstein to Discuss the Need for High-Speed Rail in America - Apr 30, 2021

🗓 NEXT WEEK: The Progressive Policy Institute is hosting a webinar event “Reinvesting in our Infrastructure” with paneli...
04/30/2021

🗓 NEXT WEEK: The Progressive Policy Institute is hosting a webinar event “Reinvesting in our Infrastructure” with panelists:

✅ Samantha Jacoby, Senior Tax Legal Analyst, Center on Budget and Policy Priorities
✅ William G. Gale, Co-Director, Urban-Brookings Tax Policy Center
✅ Ben Ritz, Director, Center for Funding America's Future at PPI

‼ With Opening Remarks from Senator Joe Manchin III!

📝 Don’t miss out: https://bit.ly/3eIkKZF

🗓 NEXT WEEK: The Progressive Policy Institute is hosting a webinar event “Reinvesting in our Infrastructure” with panelists:

✅ Samantha Jacoby, Senior Tax Legal Analyst, Center on Budget and Policy Priorities
✅ William G. Gale, Co-Director, Urban-Brookings Tax Policy Center
✅ Ben Ritz, Director, Center for Funding America's Future at PPI

‼ With Opening Remarks from Senator Joe Manchin III!

📝 Don’t miss out: https://bit.ly/3eIkKZF

Why go 70 mph when you could be going 250?In a bonus episode of #RadicallyPragmatic, Congressman Seth Moulton explains w...
04/30/2021
‎Radically Pragmatic, a podcast from the Progressive Policy Institute: Full Speed Ahead: Congressman Seth Moulton Joins Paul Weinstein to Discuss the Need for High Speed Rail in America on Apple Podcasts

Why go 70 mph when you could be going 250?

In a bonus episode of #RadicallyPragmatic, Congressman Seth Moulton explains why it’s time the US catch up to other countries and invest in a high-speed rail system, and what it could mean for the future of travel in America. ⬇

‎Show Radically Pragmatic, a podcast from the Progressive Policy Institute, Ep Full Speed Ahead: Congressman Seth Moulton Joins Paul Weinstein to Discuss the Need for High Speed Rail in America - Apr 30, 2021

We’ve had TWO great episodes drop this week on #RadicallyPragmatic, and still another yet to come. Don’t miss out on all...
04/29/2021
Radically Pragmatic, a podcast from the Progressive Policy Institute

We’ve had TWO great episodes drop this week on #RadicallyPragmatic, and still another yet to come. Don’t miss out on all the exciting conversations we’re having with America’s leaders and policy makers! 🎧
https://spoti.fi/333MCle

Listen to Radically Pragmatic, a podcast from the Progressive Policy Institute on Spotify. Radically Pragmatic is a podcast by the Progressive Policy Institute. PPI has been spearheading radically pragmatic ideas since 1989.

ICYMI: Earlier this week, Congressman Chris Pappas joined PPI and the Reinventing America's School Project for a panel d...
04/29/2021
WEBINAR: Preventing Failure to Launch: Creating More School-to-Work Pathways

ICYMI: Earlier this week, Congressman Chris Pappas joined PPI and the Reinventing America's School Project for a panel discussion about helping students who are struggling to transition from school to work, and creating more pathways for their success.

Catch the event here🔽

The Progressive Policy Institute and the Reinventing America’s Schools Project hosted a webinar with special guest Rep. Chris Pappas (NH-01) on creating more...

Thank you, U.S. Senator Kirsten Gillibrand, for joining our webinar in partnership with PPI's Mosaic Economic Project to...
04/29/2021
Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand Gives the Keynote Address at the Helping Women Return to the Workforce Event

Thank you, U.S. Senator Kirsten Gillibrand, for joining our webinar in partnership with PPI's Mosaic Economic Project to elevate the need to support women looking to reenter the workforce after the effects of the pandemic.

Catch Senator Gillibrand’s keynote address during our event ⬇

The Progressive Policy Institute and PPI’s Mosaic Economic Project hosted a webinar with special guest Senator Kirsten Gillibrand (D-NY) on policies to help ...

Lately, paid family leave has been a popular topic in the news, and PPI's Director of Social Policy Veronica Goodman sat...
04/29/2021
Veronica Goodman's Interview with Stanford Professor Maya Rossin-Slater on Paid Family Leave

Lately, paid family leave has been a popular topic in the news, and PPI's Director of Social Policy Veronica Goodman sat down with Professor Maya Rossin-Slater, who has been studying the effects of paid leave programs on employees and employers.

Check out their conversation⬇

On Friday, April 23rd, PPI Director of Social Policy Veronica Goodman spoke with Professor Maya Rossin-Slater, a paid leave expert at Stanford University abo...

Tonight, President Joe Biden will deliver a #JointAddress to Congress on his #First100Days in office and the historic ac...
04/29/2021
President Biden Addresses a Joint Session of Congress

Tonight, President Joe Biden will deliver a #JointAddress to Congress on his #First100Days in office and the historic accomplishments his administration has made, like Coronavirus relief, extraordinary vaccine distribution numbers, and plans to #BuildBackBetter.

Follow along with the PPI Twitter account, @PPI, for a live analysis, and be sure to tune in to the speech here ⬇

Welcome to the livestream of President Biden's Joint Address to CongressThe President will address a Joint Session of Congress at the United States Capitol o...

04/28/2021
Welcome! You are invited to join a webinar: Evaluating Antitrust Proposals for Software Platforms and Apps. After registering, you will receive a confirmation email about joining the webinar.

DON’T MISS: Tomorrow, PPI’s Director of Technology Alec Stapp will be joining a panel discussion on how antitrust and competition policy proposals directed at software platforms could impact small, innovative companies in the #AppEconomy.

Register here 👇

Welcome! You are invited to join a webinar: Evaluating Antitrust Proposals for Software Platforms and Apps. After registering, you will receive a confirmation email about joining the webinar.

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We seek to advance progressive, market-friendly ideas that promote American innovation, economic growth and wider opportunity. Our work focuses on four main areas: Competitiveness and the “production economy.” We believe in regenerating America’s capacity to produce—ideas and services as well as goods. Our work focuses on removing governmental barriers to innovation, including antitrust, and regulatory reform; tax policy; trade; education and workforce development; infrastructure and telecom. Energy. As supporters of all-of-the-above “energy realism,” we focus on natural gas, nuclear and renewables as keys to greater energy independence and new jobs. Medical innovation. We believe more innovation—not less—is central to raising productivity growth in health care and bringing down costs. We promote FDA regulatory reform and seek to change the debate around innovation’s role in controlling costs. Housing and financial services. We believe in a robust housing market and a healthy balance between government and private capital. Our work focuses on housing and homeownership, Fannie and Freddie reform, financial services regulation and retirement security.

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The Progressive Policy Institute is a catalyst for policy innovation and political reform based in Washington, D.C. Its mission is to create radically pragmatic ideas for moving America beyond ideological and partisan deadlock.

Founded in 1989, PPI started as the intellectual home of the New Democrats and earned a reputation as President Bill Clinton’s “idea mill.” Many of its mold-breaking ideas have been translated into public policy and law and have influenced international efforts to modernize progressive politics.

Today, PPI is developing fresh proposals for stimulating U.S. economic innovation and growth; equipping all Americans with the skills and assets that social mobility in the knowledge economy requires; modernizing an overly bureaucratic and centralized public sector; and, defending liberal democracy in a dangerous world.

To connect ideas and political action, PPI relies on an extensive network of partners. The Institute has close ties to New Democrats in Congress, as well as leading governors and a host of dynamic mayors and metro leaders. It works with groups of rising progressive political leaders and millennial professionals, as well as policymakers, analysts and think tanks in Europe, Asia and Latin America.

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