Opportunity after Neoliberalism

The notion of equal opportunity as an economic ideal has long played a central role in U.S. politics and policymaking. In a neoliberal age that emphasizes personal responsibility and individual merit, however, the meaning and value of opportunity have become increasingly contested. This project explores these debates about what an opportunity society should look like, bringing together economists, philosophers, historians, and policymakers to imagine a just society—and the way to get there.

Rethinking Political Economy

This series begins asks how we build a new world after forty years of market fundamentalism. We debate new ways to think about protecting the planet, the relationship of equality and democracy, the need for racially inclusive prosperity, the promise of industrial policy, the dangers of concentrated economic power, and a revival of investment in public goods.

Power over Policing

In the wake of the 2020 uprisings in the United States following the murder of George Floyd, demands for democratic power over policing—including police and prison abolition—have entered public consciousness with full force and considerable support. Alongside select archival essays, this special project imagines what a just future for policing looks like and how to get there, featuring activists, lawyers and legal scholars, historians, social scientists, and more.

Thinking in a Pandemic

We’ve brought together all our COVID-19 coverage in one place. Here you’ll find the latest arguments from doctors and epidemiologists, philosophers and economists, legal scholars and historians, activists and citizens, as they think not just through this moment but beyond it.