Welcome to The Library.

Our mission is to provide tools that improve the quality of our discourse on how to foster the next economy. LEP is a research & policy platform that brings all the knowledge about powerful economic ideas together, making it accessible to all.

The economy is in a time between paradigms. The variety of capitalism that rose to power in the 1970’s – which we call neoliberalism – is unfit for the challenges of the 21st century. Power asymmetries are excluding workers from economic gains and fueling inequality. Monopolies are crowding out small businesses. And all while, rates of productivity and innovation are dwindling.

We believe the case for change can reach across ideological lines, simply by showing that alternative policy options outcompete neoliberalism on its own terms. We believe a faithful, comprehensive presentation of the research suggests that new ideas are more capable of delivering on even the orthodox criteria of growth and stability, let alone values such as equity or sustainability.

The Library of Economic Possibility provides a home for this new generation of ideas. We aim to foster a more participatory and informed culture of debate around how to design the next economy. You can discover and learn about exciting policies through our collection of policy reports. Or, you can search our knowledge-base, which offers a new way of connecting and discovering information, to power your own research.

As we develop, we’ll add new policies, and new ways of using our knowledge-base. We look forward to embarking on this journey with you.

Sincerely, Oshan Jarow & Kasey Klimes

Your support is deeply appreciated.

There is danger in reckless change, but greater danger in blind conservatism.

Henry George (1839 - 1897)