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Iowa and N.H. leaders urge Clinton to campaign on Warren’s ‘big, bold’ agenda

More than 190 progressive leaders and activists in Iowa and New Hampshire are calling on Hillary Rodham Clinton and any other 2016 Democratic presidential candidates to make "big, bold, economic populist ideas" the centerpiece of their campaigns. Read more about EII's founder Rep. Paul Hodes' involvement in push big ideas for 2016 from the Washington Post.

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Best Path To Reducing Carbon Emissions

How does a government effectively reduce the amount of carbon emitted by its citizens and businesses? According to Harvard professor, and former George W. Bush advisor, Greg Mankiw, the best path might be a fee, or tax, on carbon emissions. Dr. Mankiw argues that a carbon tax is the most effective and least obtrusive option for reducing these emissions. Read the full New York Times article here.


The Launching Pad

In an opinion piece published in the New York Times on July 21st 2012, Thomas Friedman argues that the debate about the economy going on in the current presidential race so far has failed to recognize the underlying problems that the American economy faces. He argues that President Obama needs to offer a much broader optimistic vision of America as a “launching pad.”  According to Friedman, we need to invent our way to growth. Read the Article-

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