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The Institute for America’s Future is a center of nonpartisan research and education devoted to shaping a compelling progressive agenda and message. We strive to open up the space for new thinking and bold reforms on such kitchen-table concerns as the availability of good jobs, affordable health care, accessible higher education, retirement security, improved public infrastructure, living wages, healthy workplaces, safe food, fair trade and clean energy.
We equip Americans with the tools and information needed to drive issues into the national debate, challenge failed conservative policies and build support for the progressive vision of a government that is on the side of working people.
We’re spearheading the development of a compelling progressive economic agenda and message. We convene progressive leaders to encourage the adoption of a common economic agenda and message so that our collective voices echo powerfully.
Finally, we are an incubator of national campaigns in which progressives join together to form policies that advance economic prosperity and opportunity for lower- and middle-income Americans.
We have examined some of the concerns that have emerged in health care as the Affordable Care Act is approaching full implementation. Our series of posts by Richard Eskow will help you distinguish real challenges from conservative fabrication and set an agenda for the next stage of health reform. Read the series »
A new report by the Institute for Policy Studies and the Campaign for America's Future shows how the corporate CEOs leading Fix the Debt, an organization that has helped fuel the austerity agenda in Washington, are themselves contributing to the debt as their corporations deduct their outsized compensation packages from their tax bills. Read the report »
TAKE ACTION The attorney general thinks the big banks are too big to jail. But no person, including Wall Street bankers, should be above the law. Sign our petition to tell Attorney General Eric Holder that no bank should be too big to jail »
Robert Borosage: "Holder’s argument ... is indefensible. ... Putting a few bankers in jail and holding them personally accountable for their frauds would do much to bring sobriety back to Wall Street." Read more »