America finds itself in a time between paradigms. The variety of capitalism that rose to power in the 1970’s – which we call neoliberalism – is dying, while the new, without a name or a coherent platform, struggles to be born.
The Library of Economic Possibility aims to help foster the coherence, and rigor, of what comes next. Our theory of change is evolutionary by nature, and evolution makes no moral arguments; if it works, it spreads.
Our starting point is that neoliberalism is not working. Workers are falling behind, monopolies are crowding out small businesses, while rates of productivity and innovation are dwindling. We believe the case for change can reach across ideological lines, simply by showing that alternative possibilities 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.
LEP provides a home for these possibilities, where you can discover and learn about them through our collection of policy reports, or even use our knowledge-base to power your own research. Our mission is to build a platform that empowers bold ideas with potential for deep change by bringing all the research together, in one place, and making it accessible to all.
As we develop, we’ll add new policies, and new ways of searching our database for the economic knowledge you need.
We look forward to embarking on this journey with you.
Sincerely, Oshan Jarow & Kasey Klimes