A Playbook for Progress

America can be a great democracy – one that works for everyone, not just the powerful and connected. But to get there, we need a playbook that confronts the forces that have rigged our laws and our economy against average citizens and imagines a future in which all of us have a fair shot at the American Dream. The Great Democracy Initiative will offer policy solutions that can make that future a reality.

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A Regulatory Green Light: How Dodd-Frank Can Address Wall Street’s Role in the Climate Crisis

This paper argues that a sustainable shift to green energy requires a significant reallocation of capital from fossil fuels to green energy and that the Dodd-Frank Act provides the regulatory tools to require financial institutions to internalize the financial risks associated with lending and investments that drive climate change.


A great democracy has got to be progressive, or it will soon cease to be either great
 or a democracy.