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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 17, 2006
    Raising Our Game
    By Edward Gresser
    How America can meet the challenge of global competition and maintain its lead in the world economy.


    DLC | Blueprint Magazine | May 31, 2005
    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, 2005
    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, 2005
    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, 2005
    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, 2004
    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, 2004
    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, 2004
    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, 2003
    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, 2003
    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, 2003
    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, 2003
    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, 2003
    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, 2003
    Electing a Technology President
    By Robert D. Atkinson
    The Bush administration is not leading on technology. Democrats can.


    iViewResearch | Transcript | January 9, 2003
    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, 2002
    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, 2001
    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, 2001
    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.


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