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PPI | Policy Report | October 3, 2007
The Facts on Trade Deficits and Jobs
By Doug Karmin
Any policy that seeks to save American jobs by reducing imports is likely to be counterproductive.


PPI  | Policy Report | October 3, 2007
The Truth About Middle Class Jobs
By Stephen J. Rose
Despite increased trade and globalization, America is not losing middle class jobs.


PPI | Policy Report | September 7, 2007
Spoiled
By Jessica Milano
Each year, 76 million Americans get sick from eating spoiled, contaminated, or adulterated food, resulting in roughly 325,000 hospitalizations and 5,000 deaths. In this paper, PPI offers five simple ideas to improve food safety.


DLC | New Dem Dispatch | July 20, 2007
Idea of the Week: A Progressive Economic Message
There is truly a choice to be made in handling our country's econonic challenges between a populism that relies on Americans' fears, and a progressivism that seeks positively to turn fear into hope.


DLC | Project Description | June 20, 2007
Global Economy Project
The Project will develop progressive national policies designed to help preserve America's role as the global economic leader in the 2010s, and to help workers and families manage the stresses and take advantage of the opportunities created by the rapidly evolving global economy.


The Democratic Strategist | Column | May 9, 2007
Populist, Social Democrat or Progressive? The Democrats' Choice on Trade
By Will Marshall and Ed Gresser
On trade, a better model for today's Democrats is the Progressives, who came after the populists. They agitated for fundamental reforms in government and society that went with, rather than against, the grain of industrial transformation and urbanization. That is why they succeeded where populists failed -- in gaining power and governing.


DLC | Blueprint Magazine | April 23, 2007
Lou Dobbs is Wrong!
By Edward Gresser
America is losing manufacturing jobs, but that doesn't mean it is de-industrializing. Quite the contrary.


PPI | Testimony | April 18, 2007
"Is 'Free Trade' Working?"
By Edward Gresser
Testimony before the Senate Commerce Committee, Subcommittee on Interstate Commerce, Trade and Tourism.


DLC | New Dem Dispatch | February 9, 2007
Lou Dobbs Is Wrong, But ...
Lou Dobbs is wrong about open trade policies decimating America's manufacturing base. But the anxieties he reflects are very real, and must be addressed boldly and immediately.


PPI | Policy Report | February 9, 2007
Healthy Factories, Anxious Workers
By Edward Gresser
American industry is evolving very quickly, and its very success is eroding old sources of security for workers. We need to address the anxieties brought about by these changes with public policies that are grounded in an accurate diagnosis of the problem that is causing them.


DLC | New Dem Dispatch | February 1, 2007
Idea of the Week: A Fresh Start For Trade Policy
It's clear the damage done to America's position in international trade under the Bush administration must be quickly reversed, and a new domestic bargain must be struck to restore public confidence in our country's ability to remain competitive in the global economy.


DLC | Blueprint Magazine | January 4, 2007
Curing Globaphobia
By Will Marshall
A growing economy is supposed to help political incumbents. But instead of profiting from prosperity in the 2006 elections, Republicans got flattened by a mighty gust of globaphobia.


DLC | Blueprint Magazine | January 4, 2007
The Politics of Globalization
By Mark J. Penn and Thomas Z. Freedman
Voters see globalization as a mixed bag -- low prices, but shaky jobs. Politicians must show they can make it all work.


DLC | New Dem Dispatch | December 22, 2006
Globalization and Its Discontents
In an important new analysis of public opinion on globalization, pollster Mark Penn and former Clinton White House advisor Thomas Freedman have outlined the cross-cutting pressures arising from globalization, and the complex and often ambiguous attitudes of Americans from various economic sectors and ideological perspectives.


DLC | Poll | December 13, 2006
The Emerging Politics of Globalization
By Mark Penn & Thomas Z. Freedman
This report, based on a survey of American voters and including a special emphasis on oversampled data from the fastest growing areas of the United States, analyzes how voters view globalization's costs and benefits, as well as their attitudes toward public policies that are possible responses to globalization.


DLC | Blueprint Magazine | July 22, 2006
Winning the Future
By Thomas Z. Freedman, Nick Gossen, and Ed Gerrish
Many Americans take our success for granted. But in a flat world, states and communities must quickly make smart policy choices to strengthen education, the economy, and our security.


PPI | Policy Report | June 29, 2006
Raising Our Game
By Edward Gresser, Paul Weinstein, Jr., and Will Marshall
PPI offers a comprehensive national strategy on how America can sustain its economic strength and remain the most innovative and productive country in the world even as powerful new economic competitors emerge.


DLC | Book | June 27, 2006
Winning America's Future
By Thomas Z. Freedman, Nick Gossen, and Ed Gerrish
The DLC examines the changing global playing field that threatens the economic and technological high ground our country has enjoyed for much of the last century and offers a series of policy proposals aimed at making sure America remains a global leader.


DLC | Blueprint Magazine | February 9, 2006
Brazen Piracy
By Evan Bayh
Intellectual property theft by foreign companies is hurting the U.S. economy and undermining crucial support for global trade.


DLC | Blueprint Magazine | February 9, 2006
Pro-Growth Progressive
By Gene Sperling
In his new book, "The Pro-Growth Progressive," President Clinton's former national economic adviser Gene Sperling makes the classic liberal-internationalist case for open global markets: Trade means growth.


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