Policy Shop Round-Up: Last Week's Highlights

What Conservatives Don't Have to Offer

Gov. Rick Perry believes his campaign is more about ideas than style -- except, if you look at the ideas, they are actually worse than the style, writes David Callahan.

Increasingly, it appears that Republican opposition to Obama's jobs proposal is less about differences of opinion and more about radical ideology, writes Ben Peck.

But has there been a breakthrough on jobs legislation? Not really: while the Senate overwhelmingly approved, on a bipartisan basis, new hiring incentives for veterans, there are good reasons not to view this as a sign of future cooperation, writes Jack Temple.

The Need for Shared Prosperity - And How To Get There

New Census numbers reveal record numbers of young Americans moving back home to live with their parents, yet findings from our new State of Young America report suggest that these numbers could be understated, writes Robbie Hiltonsmith and Jack Temple.

Data from the Supplemental Poverty Measure indicates what the American economy of the future will look like without immediate action from elected officials -- a "majority minority" workforce that bears the scars of poverty, writes Rakim Brooks.

Warren Buffett is not alone -- Bill Gates came out in support of a financial transactions tax during the G20 summit precisely to support shared economic prosperity, writes David Callahan.

If there's any kind of "austerity" that Americans should support, it's a rapid decrease in resource consumption levels -- a resource "diet" would promote environmental sustainability and economic growth, writes Mijin Cha.

The Future of Progressive Politics

The main lesson from last Tuesday's electoral victories: a robust progressive agenda requires equally robust organizing and on-the-ground mobilization from progressives in order to make big wins going forward, writes Richard Brodsky.

Anthony Kammer highlights the benefits of re-instating Same Day Registration in Maine, which was approved overwhelmingly last Tuesday. 

Big Oil is attempting to pit environmentalist and labor interests against each other by claiming that the Keystone Pipeline is a job-creating mechanism. Conflicts like this are all the more reason to support a clean economy, which is good for environmentalists and good for job growth, writes Mijin Cha