A Homestead Act for the 21st Century

This report proposes a 21st Century Homestead Act that would counteract the legacy of racially discriminatory housing policies by investing in revitalization of distressed communities.

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Restoring Democracy Through Tax Policy

Tax policy can address our country's rampant inequality and declining democracy, but repeal of Republican tax cuts or closing loopholes for the wealthy won't get us there. This report offers a bold vision for progressive tax reform that aims directly at wealth concentration. 

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A Blueprint for a New American Trade Policy

For decades, U.S. trade policy has been based on the assumption that trade liberalization is beneficial for everyone, with few distributional downsides over time. But this assumption hasn’t been borne out. This report offers ten recommendations on how to reform American trade policy.

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Taking Antitrust Away from the Courts

This report provides a set of recommendations to restructure the antitrust laws and agencies in order to enhance the government’s ability to enforce antitrust laws more effectively and more transparently.

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Central Banking for All: A Public Option for Bank Accounts

While the rest of us have to deal with fees, minimum balances, and delays in payment clearing at commercial banks, the banks themselves get a much better deal. Morgan Ricks, John Crawford, and Lev Menand offer a proposal to give all Americans access to bank accounts at the Federal Reserve.

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