Welcome to the Longview Institute's Archived Website
The Longview Institute (2005-2009) was a progressive think tank founded by
a group that had earlier helped create the Rockridge Institute—a project
with very similar goals. Both Rockridge and Longview sought to articulate
a critique of the policy ideas of the George W. Bush Administration and
advance an alternative political agenda.
With the start of a new Obama Administration in 2009, Longview’s founders
decided to pursue their intellectual and political work through other
channels. We are, however, preserving the Institute’s web page as an
archive since many of the pieces posted there are not available anywhere
The test of Barack Obama's economic-recovery plan will be the degree to which women workers' interests and needs are put at its heart, says Ruth Rosen.
Exerpts from the 12/1/08 Washington D.C. briefing.
Fred Block argues that the future of the U.S. economy might actually rest on the seemingly obscure issue of how Federal budget accounting is done. He argues that we need a Federal capital budget to make possible the continuing expenditures needed for economic recovery.
How the economic crisis will impact women's reproductive decisions.
Block writes for the Breakthrough Institute blog that "We need not just stimulus, but 'stim-novation.'"
In Washington, D.C. last week, Longview's Fred Block, writing with Matthew Keller, proposed that President Obama's economic recovery plan should place particular emphasis on strengthening the economy's capacity for innovation. They argue for "stim-novation"--policies that combine economic stimulus with prioritizing innovation.
Joffe exposes the cruelty behind an Oklahoma law that mandates ultrasounds for women seeking abortions.
Ruth Rosen points out a troubling silence on women's issues in the presidential race. She calls on the candidates to "Woo us with things that really matter; don't insult us."
In this report published by the Information Technology & Innovation Foundation, Fred Block and Matthew Keller show how the nature of the U.S. innovation system has changed dramatically over the course of the last 40 years. The authors analyze a sample of innovations recognized by R&D Magazine as being among the top 100 innovations of the year over the last four decades.
Do the socially progressive ideals that jump-started 20th-century reform movements have lessons
relevant to the concerns of 21st-century America? A new book makes a strong case that they do.