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The defeat of fossil fuel interests is the first step to social justice.

Olúfẹ́mi O. Táíwò

The movement has made important progress, but focusing on rights and representation leaves too many behind.

Robert Chapman

Democrats increasingly rely on affluent suburbanites. Does that spell the end of a bold economic agenda?

Paul Pierson, Jacob S. Hacker

American empire pushes freedom down a corrosive path—but that path is not the only one.

Aziz Rana

To make change, movements need to build endurance—the capacity to keep people showing up despite their differences.

Mie Inouye

Being serious about equality means aiming to ensure we all live equally flourishing lives—not merely that we have the chance to do so.

Christine Sypnowich

On stopping the fighting and building the peace.

Rajan Menon

It’s bad for the planet and bad for us. Fortunately, sustainable living need not come at the expense of well-being.

Kate Soper

We must reject the legal liberalism that attempts to cordon off constitutional questions from democratic politics.

William E. Forbath, Joseph Fishkin

The United States wasn’t prepared for COVID-19, despite decades of warnings. What must we do to plan more effectively?

Sheila Jasanoff

To generate local, inclusive prosperity, cities must think beyond tech accelerators and science parks and instead embrace a wider range of innovation strategies.

Dan Breznitz

We need a mission-oriented approach to the economy that embraces an active role for government in spurring growth and innovation.

Josh Ryan-Collins, Rainer Kattel, Mariana Mazzucato

AI can be used for good—but only if we modify our approach.

Daron Acemoglu

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