Economic development promotes democracy, but there’s a catch | WashingtonPost.com

From The Washington Post’s Monkey Cage: “I provide evidence for another. Paradoxically, high economic growth and the high national income it—ultimately—causes have counterposed effects: the first entrenches the dictator, while the second undermines the dictatorship. Vigorous growth—which boosts household incomes and government revenues—enhances the incumbent’s survival odds. Thus, dictators have a personal interest in growth. […]

The Innovation Economy Must Include Everyone | ID8 Nation

MAPA Group Partner Bill Generett wrote about economic inclusiveness for ID8 Nation: Today, a disturbing commonality unites our nation’s high-growth regional economies. African Americans, Latinos and many women are not benefitting from the prosperity created in these economies. This economic disconnect and the resulting economic imbalance has created two separate and different societies around race, […]

Public-Private Partnerships | Center for American Progress

Understanding the Difference Between Procurement and Finance A public-private partnership, or P3, is an alternative approach to infrastructure procurement for large-scale, complex projects that allows a private entity to exercise greater control and decision-making authority than it would be able to under a traditional procurement arrangement. A P3 approach allows the public sector to transfer […]