Foam Containers, Economics, Progressive Philosophy and More

Posted on April 24, 2019

Foam Food Container Prohibition Act: Expanded polystyrene is a lightweight material often used as foam food containers. After use, they often break into small beads, absorb toxins, and make their way into waterways where they kill fish and mammals. The Foam Food Container Prohibition Act is based on policy that’s already been adopted in many cities and counties.

How do you explain progressive economics? As you know, conservatives have well-established concepts and language to explain their ideas about economics. And these talking points dominate any conversation with the public. How should progressives respond? We make suggestions and ask for your input in the latest IdeaLog, our blog intended to raise eyebrows and engage minds.

A progressive philosophy based on values: PLI’s continuous focus on political values is practical, it works. But that does not mean that progressives should choose values at random. In fact, progressive values describe an overall political philosophy. For a podcast explaining what kind of philosophy we need, how a values-based philosophy operates, and why it is persuasive, click here.

Sixty large companies paid no federal income tax: Sixty of the largest companies in America reported paying no federal income tax on a total of $79 billion in pretax income, according to the Center for Public Integrity. Much of this was due to the 2017 Trump tax law.

Nation’s First Prescription Drug Affordability Board Legislation: This is the future for prescription drug legislation in the states, a bill that passed the Maryland General Assembly to create an agency that sets maximum prices for certain drug purchases by the state and it’s localities.

Latest Repro Rights Report: There are now 138 proactive “abortion out loud” bills that have been introduced in state legislatures in 2019—more than any prior year, ever. See the Repro Rights Report here.