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THE LATEST FROM PPI

Writing in Democracy, PPI President Will Marshall reminds us how Bill Clinton used the language of mutual responsibility and civic reciprocity to advance progressive innovations like national service, work-centered welfare reform, and community policing. [http://bit.ly/LXdCTP]

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Online petitions are distracting Congress from real issues. Senior Fellow Anne Kim explains how fringe advocacy groups are injecting themselves into the political debate on made-up issues at U.S. News and World Report. [http://bit.ly/KwQU9M]

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PPI Chief Economic Strategist Michael Mandel explains on CNBC why an increase in government investment would help the economy [http://bit.ly/LNWDac] (see also the PPI blog post on the government investment drought http://bit.ly/JFYJ9R)

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The net roots and the super rich have elbowed ordinary citizens out of the political process, writes PPI Executive Director Lindsay Lewis in the Daily Beast. [http://bit.ly/M8DgmG]

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When will the markets force us to fix our budget problems? Michael Mandel tells all on CNBC. [http://bit.ly/LXg24I]

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The average debt load of new college graduates rose 24% in the last decade, according to PPI Economist Diana G. Carew. So what's behind the enormous rise in student debt? [http://on.wsj.com/LHLqFM]

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Michael Mandel spoke on “Science, Technology and Innovation Indicators: Performance and Risks” at a June 6th IEEE conference. [http://bit.ly/KFANpQ]


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