Community Engagement

Our work is informed by the leadership of affected communities, which is why we do much of it in cities and other localities. We are delving deep into local initiatives to battle economic inequality, help expand the sanctuary movement, organize black workers, and take a human rights approach to criminal justice. Our community-based work is done through partnership with movement building allies on the ground.

Latest Work

It’s the New Economy, Stupid

It’s the New Economy, Stupid

While Obama’s policies have the short-term potential to improve the lives of many Americans beleaguered by the economic slump, the approach he champions is insufficient to tackle the long-term problems we face.

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Romney Versus Realonomy: A Peek Inside the Bubble

In the real economy – the place where the 99% live and work – it’s hard to take Mitt Romney’s plan seriously; but let’s try to make sense of it anyway, unhindered by logic, arithmetic or the laws of time, space and gravity.

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Mining for Gold: A Pact With the Devil?

Mining for Gold: A Pact With the Devil?

The economic crisis – and the rising price of gold – have spurred North American firms to reopen mines and attack environmental regulations. Here’s what we can learn from El Salvador’s moratorium on new mining permits.

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Greetings from the New Economy

Greetings from the New Economy

In Bard’s campus, thinkers and doers prepare to transform our fossil fuel-powered, finance-bloated, inegalitarian economy into one that is resilient, just, and sustainable.

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