Values & Politics

This is an overview of Public Works’ field-research on how Americans perceive government. While the most common default view of government is negative, a more constructive perspective emerges when the discourse is framed positively. This presentation demonstrates the effectiveness of this framing...
11/15/2010
Video
Remember the politics of rich and poor? For the last several decades, it's been easy and convenient to peg the Republicans as the party of wealth and the Democrats as the party of the working-class and poor. But maybe we should be talking about the politics of rich and rich.  That's what...
10/21/2010
Video
In his new book, Demos co-founder and senior fellow David Callahan contends that something big is happening among the rich in America: they're drifting to the left. When Callahan set out to write a book on the new upper class, he expected to profile a greedy and reactionary elite-the robber barons...
08/09/2010
Publication
Taxes support the government services that undergird the quality of life Americans enjoy. As communicators, we must promote this unique and foundational role that taxes play. We can do this by explicitly communicating the relationship between the purpose of taxes and the well-being Americans...
03/12/2010
Publication
"In A Presidency in Peril, Robert Kuttner explores how and why Candidate Obama's audacity of hope morphed into President Obama's timidity of governing—from his deferential treatment of Wall Street to his misguided attachment to the fantasy of bipartisanship. But Kuttner goes beyond criticism and...
03/10/2010
Publication
As we watch in dismay as our political institutions seem unable to cope effectively with the many challenges we face, a Pew Research report, Millennials: A Portrait of Generation Next, sheds a ray of hope.  It declares that the millennial generation is confident, tolerant, educated, connected...
03/03/2010
News/Resource
President Obama has signaled a sharp break from many Bush Administration policies, but he remains committed to federal support for religious social service providers. Like George W. Bush's faith-based initiative, though, Obama's version of the policy has generated loud criticism-from both sides of...
12/15/2009
Publication
Creating Public Will to Shape an Economy that Works for All We are living in a time of unprecedented public interest in the relationship between government and the economy. While Americans are deeply concerned about the impact of the economic downturn, they are equally cautious about large-scale...
10/10/2009
Publication
Watch the latest video at <a href="http://video.foxbusiness.com">video.foxbusiness.com</a> 'God's Economy' author Lew Daly discusses the president's meeting with Pope Benedict XVI Fox Business News
07/09/2009
Video
The recession and its free-market-on-steroids causes provide progressives the opportunity to start a new culture war of our own. The great financial crash, Bernie Madoff, predatory lenders, and easy credit-for all the pain, there is an upside: A long overdue conversation about how unchecked markets...
06/22/2009
News/Resource
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