The Library of Economic Possibility

A knowledge platform for the next economy.

The economy is in a time between paradigms. The variety of capitalism that rose to power in the 1970’s is unfit for the challenges of the 21st century. Workers are falling behind, monopolies are crowding out small business, and rates of productivity and innovation are dwindling. To design a new economy, we need new policies. There already exists a wide variety of policy options, each with substantial research behind them. But we lack public resources that make it easy to discover, learn about, or share them. Our mission is to provide a platform that empowers these bold ideas with potential for deep change. We bring all the research on these policies together, and make it accessible to all. A new paradigm is emerging, and we can help it along, one good policy at a time.

Reports

Everything about a powerful economic idea, in one place.

Insights

Insights are The Library's building blocks. We collect them from academic papers, reports, and experiments, making them available as an "insight card" that offers some context, and makes it easy to discover related information.

The Library

Our knowledge-base does the hard work of collecting insights from academic research, reports, or real-world experiments, and organizes them all in one, interconnected place. Whether you're looking for specific information, or inspiration, you can discover the knowledge to power your own projects.

…the performance of Western Capitalism in recent decades has been deeply problematic. The problem is that these failings are not temporary; they are structural.

Mariana Mazzucato & Michael Jacobs, Rethinking Capitalism