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PPI | Policy Report | July 20, 2004 | 
Meeting the Offshoring Challenge
By Robert Atkinson
The United States should use the challenge of offshoring as motivation to enact policies that will make our economy a leader in the 21st century. That includes giving American workers tools to better cope with economic change, and taking steps to minimize the costs individuals face in a more risky economy.

PPI | Policy Report | May 24, 2004 | 
Understanding the Offshoring Challenge
By Robert D. Atkinson
The right response to the offshoring challenge is to enhance our nation's ability to specialize in innovative, high-valued-added work; get tough about practices by other countries that distort free trade; and boost aid to workers and communities hurt by global competition.

DLC | Blueprint Magazine | May 31, 2020
Boom Theory
By Robert D. Atkinson
In "The Competition Solution: The Bipartisan Secret behind American Prosperity," Paul London argues that it was the breakup of entrenched monopolies and oligopolies and the emergence of intense competition that drove the 1990s boom and will continue to drive robust growth in the future.

DLC | Blueprint Magazine | March 15, 2020
Progressive Growth
By Robert D. Atkinson
An excerpt from "The Past and Future of America's Economy: Long Waves of Innovation that Drive Cycles of Growth," by Robert D. Atkinson.

Edward Elgar | Book | February 22, 2021
The Past and Future of America's Economy
By Robert D. Atkinson
"The Past and Future of America's Economy: Long Waves of Innovation that Power Cycles of Growth" focuses on how periodic cycles of technological and economic change have fundamentally reordered the way we work, the organization of business and markets, and the role of government.

Optimize Magazine | Q & A | February 1, 2021
New Responsibilities For The New Economy
An interview with PPI's Rob Atkinson on his new book, "The Past and Future of America's Economy: Long Waves of Innovation That Power Cycles Of Growth."

Dittus Communications | Transcript | October 25, 2020
What Does the Election Hold for the Future of Technology and Telecommunications?
By Robert D. Atkinson
PPI's Robert D. Atkinson took part in this panel discussion hosted by CNBC and Dittus Communications.

DLC | Blueprint Magazine | July 25, 2020
Return of the Long Boom
By Robert D. Atkinson
After the dismal economy of the last three years it may seem strange that Michael Mandel's new book is titled "Rational Exuberance: Silencing the Enemies of Growth and Why the Future is Better than You Think."

PPI | Policy Report | February 6, 2021
Reversing Rural America's Economic Decline: The Case for a National Balanced Growth Strategy
By Robert D. Atkinson
To help rural communities develop new industries with sustainable competitive advantages, Congress needs to gradually shift federal rural policies from subsidizing crops to working with states to support rural economic development of all types.

PPI | Event | December 12, 2020
PPI Forum: Is There Really a Manufacturing Job Crisis?
The Progressive Policy Institute (PPI) recently hosted a debate on what will likely be a hot political issue for the 2004 elections -- the dramatic decline in manufacturing jobs since George W. Bush took office.

DLC | Blueprint Magazine | November 20, 2020
Job Killer
By Robert D. Atkinson
Bush's retrograde economic policies have helped decimate manufacturing jobs. More than 2 million have been lost since 2001. Democrats can offer a brand new vision.

PPI | Policy Report | October 23, 2020
The Bush Manufacturing Crisis
By Robert D. Atkinson
Government should not intervene to prevent job losses from higher productivity. But since 60 percent of the job losses under this president are unrelated to productivity, it is reasonable to focus on the kinds of active steps government can take to help manufacturing.

PPI | Policy Report | October 20, 2020
The Innovation Economy: A New Vision for Economic Growth in the 21st Century
By Robert D. Atkinson
Growth economics recognizes and supports five building blocks for economic success: fiscal discipline, rapidly expanding knowledge and its use, robust competition, empowered workers, and network government.

Orlando Sentinel | Column | May 11, 2020
Come 2004, The New Deal Just the Same Old Deal for Democrats
By Rob Atkinson
Democrats have a key opportunity to gain the high ground on economic policy, but only if the party's presidential candidate in 2004 rejects old, liberal economic doctrines and embraces a new-growth economics strategy.

DLC | Blueprint Magazine | February 11, 2021
Electing a Technology President
By Robert D. Atkinson
The Bush administration is not leading on technology. Democrats can.

iViewResearch | Transcript | January 9, 2021
Beyond the Soundbite... An In-Depth Interview with Robert D. Atkinson
Transcript of an interview covering the economy, public policies, and technology.

PPI | Backgrounder | July 23, 2020
A New Deal For American Investors
By Paul Weinstein, Jr.
The key to restoring investor confidence in our financial markets is to modernize corporate governance for the New Economy by creating a new system of checks and balances between shareholders, corporate executives, and boards of directors.

Technology Daily | Article | August 2, 2020
Think Tank Leaves Imprint On Democrats' Tech Policy
By Bara Vaida
Since the fall of 1997, the Progressive Policy Institute has served as the "deep thinker" on high-tech policy for moderate Democrats. The imprint of Rob Atkinson, director of PPI's Technology and the New Economy project, is evident in many proposals espoused by Democratic lawmakers.

DLC | New Dem Daily | April 20, 2020
Idea of the Week: A New Economy Strategy for States
On April 9, New Hampshire Gov. Jeanne Shaheen released a new economic development strategy for the Granite State that shows an impressive understanding of how the New Economy has changed state government's proper role in economic development.

DLC | Blueprint Magazine | February 7, 2021
The New Growth Economics
By Robert D. Atkinson
How to boost living standards through technology, skills, innovation, and competition.

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