Longview Institute News http://www.longviewinstitute.org Longview Institute http://www.longviewinstitute.org/logo.jpg http://www.longviewinstitute.org/ Ruth Rosen: What Kind of Economic Stimulus Do American Women Want? http://www.longviewinstitute.org/womenstimulus 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. No publisher judejb 2009-02-19 19:23:02 Fred Block: After the Stimulus: Now What? http://www.longviewinstitute.org/after%20stimulus 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. No publisher judejb 2009-02-19 19:02:46 Carole Joffe: The Economic Crisis: A Generation of Reproductive Health "Horror Stories" http://www.longviewinstitute.org/reproecon How the economic crisis will impact women's reproductive decisions. No publisher judejb 2009-01-21 08:26:40 VIDEO SERIES: How Will the Obama Administration and New Congress Support Innovation Amid An Economic Crisis? http://www.longviewinstitute.org/blockvideo Exerpts from the 12/1/08 Washington D.C. briefing. No publisher judejb Science stim-novation, technology, innovation The Progressive Vision Economy 2009-02-19 19:44:50 Fred Block: Innovating the Way to Economic Recovery http://www.longviewinstitute.org/breakthrough1210 Block writes for the Breakthrough Institute blog that "We need not just stimulus, but 'stim-novation.'" No publisher judejb 2008-12-10 13:37:17 Block and Keller Call for Stim-Novation in D.C. http://www.longviewinstitute.org/stimnovation2 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. No publisher judejb Science stim-novation, technology, innovation Economy 2009-01-08 21:54:03 Carole Joffe: Averting Their Eyes from an Assault on Women’s Health http://www.longviewinstitute.org/rrnewsitem.2008-10-19.2125240806 Joffe exposes the cruelty behind an Oklahoma law that mandates ultrasounds for women seeking abortions. No publisher judejb Reproductive Rights Gender Health 2008-10-19 17:35:25 Ruth Rosen: What about Josephine the waitress? http://www.longviewinstitute.org/josephine 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." No publisher judejb 2008-10-19 16:49:08 Fred Block and Matthew Keller: Where Do Innovations Come From? Transformations in the U.S. National Innovation System, 1970-2006 http://www.longviewinstitute.org/itifinnovations 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. No publisher judejb 2008-07-09 11:36:57 Book Review: Ruth Rosen on Charles Postel's The Populist Vision http://www.longviewinstitute.org/populistvision 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. No publisher judejb 2008-07-09 11:33:48 No Such Thing as a Free Market http://www.longviewinstitute.org/nosuchthing The New York Sun recently published a critical "reconsideration" of Karl Polanyi's mid-20th Century text, The Great Transformation. Fred Block shows that the issues are not academic but are critically relevant for today's political and economic debates. No publisher judejb 2008-06-11 07:29:36 Ruth Rosen: Tales From Inside the Editorial Board Room http://www.longviewinstitute.org/rosentalesfrominside In this TPM Cafe piece, Ruth Rosen reflects on the pressure she and other members of the media felt to suppress their skepticism about the Bush administration's rationale to go to war. No publisher judejb Media National Security 2008-06-09 13:24:36 Fred Block: America’s Stealth Industrial Policy http://www.longviewinstitute.org/blockstealth Fred Block writes in Miller-McCune that free marketers want the government off business's back, but may not realize how much of the spine is government funded. No publisher judejb Science Economy 2008-06-07 21:30:54 Talking Inequality http://www.longviewinstitute.org/perspectives/article.2008-05-08.5192325897 How can progressives be effective in framing issues of social and economic inequality? This two-part document from the Social Equity and Opportunity Forum at Portland State University documents and addresses the fact that when activists and advocates say one thing, their audiences often hear a very different message. No publisher mrkeller 2008-05-08 18:54:42 Market Myth Four: Financial Markets Thrive when Regulation is Kept to a Minimum http://www.longviewinstitute.org/projects/marketfundamentalism/myth4 John Maynard Keynes reminded us during the Great Depression, ?When the capital development of a country becomes the by-product of a casino, the job is likely to be ill done.? The role of hedge funds in the recent meltdown of the home mortgage market is a powerful reminder of his wisdom. No publisher mrkeller 2008-05-01 00:30:31 Fred Block: Mortgage Meltdown for Dummies http://www.longviewinstitute.org/blckmortgage In a piece posted on the Dissent webpage, Fred Block connects the dots behind the mortgage meltdown and suggests the lessons for the Presidential election No publisher fred 2008-03-20 16:16:49 Democracy in Action http://www.longviewinstitute.org/news_items/rrosendemoc In a piece published in Dissent, Ruth Rosen draws on her experience as a juror to tell us what democracy looks like. No publisher fred Culture 2008-01-21 10:47:06 Paul Krugman: Blindly into the Bubble http://www.longviewinstitute.org/news_items/blindlybubble For years, former Federal Reserve chairman Alan Greenspan refused to regulate the subprime lending market because of his faith that the market would regulate itself. Now that the crisis has hit, Paul Krugman writes, both the former and current chairmen have acknowledged that, for some completely unforeseeable reason, "market discipline has, in some cases, broken down." No publisher jayaram 2007-12-22 21:25:50 Groveling for Choice: What Good Doctors Will Do http://www.longviewinstitute.org/research/joffe/grovelingforchoice On RHrealitycheck.org, Carole Joffe tells the stories of two doctors who, thirty years after <i>Roe</i>, have to beg hospitals to perform abortions on their patients, even in cases of medical necessity. No publisher jayaram Reproductive Rights 2007-11-12 09:44:31 Ruth Rosen: What's fueled the U.S.-Iran war of words? http://www.longviewinstitute.org/research/rosen/usiranwarofwords In the <i>San Francisco Chronicle</i>, Ruth Rosen praises Reese Erlich, author of <i>The Iran Agenda: The Real Story of U.S. Policy and the Middle East Crisis</i>, as a "truth teller" who predicted the harsh consequences of war with Iraq before it began. His new book, Rosen writes, "can help readers understand why Iran and the United States may - or may not - soon be involved in yet another war." No publisher jayaram Foreign Policy 2007-10-24 23:50:06 Market Myth No. 3: Regulation of business is wasteful, unproductive and usually unnecessary http://www.longviewinstitute.org/projects/marketfundamentalism/myth3 Market Fundamentalists have insistently argued that since markets will punish firms that sell shoddy or dangerous products, there is no need for governments to regulate business. But three current battles have made it crystal clear that these claims are dangerously wrong No publisher jayaram Economy 2007-10-09 16:17:56 Ruth Rosen: Soft Crimes Against Democracy - What Ever Happened to Freedom of Information? http://www.longviewinstitute.org/research/rosen/softcrimes At tomdispatch.com, Ruth Rosen traces the Bush administration's many attempts to suppress information in the name of national security and reminds us how much we have already lost due to secrecy and deception. No publisher jayaram Media National Security 2007-09-07 15:26:10 Carole Joffe: Bush and SCHIP: It’s Also About Fetuses http://www.longviewinstitute.org/research/joffe/bushandschip George W. Bush's treatment of children's health issues represents a perfect marriage of two of the main pillars of his presidency: a full-throttle opposition to effective government programs, and a relentless promotion of measures favored by his Religious Right base. No publisher jayaram SCHIP Health 2007-08-07 09:05:39 Troy Duster: Lessons from History: Why Race and Ethnicity Have Played A Major Role in Biomedical Research http://www.longviewinstitute.org/research/duster/lessonsfrom Although scientific researchers might think of themselves as purely objective, especially on issues of race, Troy Duster draws a parallel between today’s study of racial difference through population genetics and the justifications for racial discrimination produced by scientists of previous decades. His analysis leads him to predict the emergence of mutually reinforcing research and policy that will tie race to behavior, especially misbehavior, all under the banner of unbiased inquiry. No publisher jayaram Race 2007-07-17 12:58:50 Troy Duster: The molecular reinscription of race: unanticipated issues in biotechnology and forensic science http://www.longviewinstitute.org/research/duster/molecularreinscription Research into health disparities between different racial groups is on the rise, but Troy Duster argues that these mostly well-intentioned efforts, along with recent forensic science, could reinforce ideas of racial difference and pave the way for new forms of racial profiling. No publisher jayaram Race 2007-07-17 12:51:02 Lawrence Wallack: Retelling the American story http://www.longviewinstitute.org/research/wallack/retellingstory Americans pride ourselves on self-reliance, but we also celebrate our ability to come together as a community to solve common problems, writes Lawrence Wallack. In this cogent meditation on America’s national stories, Wallack argues that our recent focus on individualistic values must now give way to a sense of shared purpose as America confronts the challenges of economic inequality and environment change. No publisher jayaram Culture 2007-07-17 12:46:32 Carole Joffe: The Loneliness of the Abortion Patient http://www.longviewinstitute.org/research/joffe/lonelinessabortionpatient Rather than expressing solidarity with others experiencing unwanted pregnancies, Carole Joffe and Kate Cosby write on <i>Alternet.org</i>, many abortion patients take pains to distinguish themselves as different from other women getting abortions. No publisher jayaram Reproductive Rights 2007-05-30 09:34:32 Ruth Rosen: Rising Women Float All Boats http://www.longviewinstitute.org/research/rosen/risingwomen In <i>The San Francisco Chronicle</i>, Ruth Rosen praises Ellen Bravo's <i>Taking On the Big Boys: Why Feminism is Good for Families, Business, and the Nation</i>. "Bravo's book," Rosen writes, "is such an enjoyable and accessible read it just might galvanize general readers to put the problems faced by working women on the national public agenda." No publisher jayaram Gender 2007-04-20 12:53:42 The Religious Right and the Reshaping of Sexual Policy - An Examination of Reproductive Rights and Sexuality Education http://www.longviewinstitute.org/research/joffe/religiousrightandsexuality In <i>Sexuality Research and Social Policy</i>, Diane di Mauro and Longview Senior Fellow Carole Joffe trace the increasing conservatism in U.S. sexuality policy to the rise of the Religious Right. No publisher jayaram Reproductive Rights Gender 2007-04-16 00:09:38 Market Myth 2 http://www.longviewinstitute.org/news_items/myth2announce “Government will always spend money less productively than private citizens; this is why tax cuts are almost always a good idea.” No publisher jayaram 2007-03-28 00:28:47 Blaming Market Fundamentalism for the Mortgage Mess http://www.longviewinstitute.org/news_items/mortgagemess In a piece that effectively conveys moral outrage, economist Nouriel Roubani details how the meltdown in the mortgage market is the consequence of a systematic failure of regulation fueled by the ideology of Market Fundamentalism. His powerful piece conveys the huge economic price we are paying for these mistaken ideas. But Roubani,'s piece only briefly touches on the evastating impact that this explosion of predatory lending has had on low income and especially minority communities where many have been systematically stripped of their savings and now face the loss of their homes. While the Market Fundamentalists all claim to be color blind, their policies, as with Hurricane Katrina, always seem to hit racial minorities the hardest. No publisher jayaram 2007-03-21 20:59:19 And You're Worried About Oil? http://www.longviewinstitute.org/research/rosen/thirstreview In her review of <i>Thirst: Fighting the Corporate Theft of Our Water</i> for <i>The San Francisco Chronicle</i>. Ruth Rosen writes of Market Fundamentalism's growing influence over our water supply. No publisher jayaram Environment 2007-03-21 20:54:36 The Care Crisis http://www.longviewinstitute.org/research/rosen/carecrisisfull Working mothers can't pamper their stress away, Ruth Rosen writes in the <i>The Nation</i>. Their balancing act needs a political fix. No publisher jayaram Gender 2007-04-20 12:48:54 Note to Nancy Pelosi: Challenge Market Fundamentalism http://www.longviewinstitute.org/research/rosen/challengemf What do catastrophic climate change, the widening gulf between the wealthy and the poor, America's obesity epidemic, and our society?s lack of care for the young and the elderly have in common, Ruth Rosen asks at <i>Tpm Cafe</i>. The answer: Market Fundamentalism. No publisher jayaram Gender Economy 2007-01-31 11:02:39 New Resource on Market Fundamentalism http://www.longviewinstitute.org/projects/marketfundamentalism/mflaunch Longview is pleased to announce the launch of a new resource on Market Fundamentalism, the unquestioned faith in the capacity of markets to solve all social and economic problems. We hope that this resource will provide both activists and the public with the tools to recognize and refute the flawed arguments that have artificially limited our political choices for too long. No publisher jayaram 2007-01-30 15:56:48 Ruth Rosen: Feminist Rebel Reveals Past of Incest http://www.longviewinstitute.org/research/rosen/feministrebel At AlterNet.org, Ruth Rosen writes: Bettina Aptheker's memoir shows how she broke free from her father, the most famous Marxist historian in the United States - and the man who molested her. No publisher jayaram Gender 2007-01-30 14:50:46 Politicizing Birth Control http://www.longviewinstitute.org/research/joffe/politicizingbirthcontrol How is it possible, Carole Joffe asks at TomPaine.com, that the man in charge of federal funding for birth control believes contraception is "degrading and demeaning" to women? No publisher jayaram Reproductive Rights 2007-01-30 14:50:46 America's Election: Daddy's Swagger vs. Mommy's Care http://www.longviewinstitute.org/research/rosen/americaselection The mid-term political earthquake in the United States was a vote against a macho politics of fear, says Ruth Rosen in an article published on OpenDemocracy.net. No publisher jayaram Elections 2007-01-30 14:50:46 Taking the Long View: Thoughts on Post-Election Strategy http://www.longviewinstitute.org/research/block/postelection Fred Block puts the election results in perspective and suggests a strategy that will help progressives to make further advances in shifting the nation’s agenda. No publisher jayaram Elections 2007-01-30 14:50:46 South Dakota, Sexual Politics, and the American Elections http://www.longviewinstitute.org/research/rosen/southdakotaban The abortion referendum in South Dakota is only one of the neglected issues affecting the daily lives of American women, minorities and working families, says Ruth Rosen in an article originally published at opendemocracy.net. No publisher jayaram Reproductive Rights 2007-01-30 14:50:46 Carole Joffe: Abortion Hotlines Feel the Crunch http://www.longviewinstitute.org/research/joffe/abortionhotlineslink Restrictive laws are turning abortion hotline counselors into financial and legal advisors, Carole Joffe writes at Alternet. And new legislation that would relieve some of the pressure has no chance of passing. No publisher jayaram 2007-01-30 14:50:46 The Child Care Crisis http://www.longviewinstitute.org/research/rosen/childcarecrisis In an article on TomPaine.com, Ruth Rosen wonders why we have the time and money to pursue torture and failed wars while child-care funding drops and the number of children living in poverty continues to rise. No publisher jayaram Gender Family Values 2007-01-30 14:50:46 One Step Toward a Moral Economy http://www.longviewinstitute.org/projects/moral/inmex With help from Longview Senior Fellow Fred Block, the union of hotel workers has provided a powerful example of how consumers can contribute to a moral economy. No publisher jayaram Labor Economy 2007-01-30 14:50:42 Political Earthquake http://www.longviewinstitute.org/research/rosen/politicalearthquake In an article for <i>The American Prospect</i>, Ruth Rosen traces the history of California's Proposition 89, the Clean Money and Fair Elections Act, and considers its chances in November. No publisher jayaram Elections 2007-01-30 14:50:46 Democracy Endangered: Flaws in Voting Machines http://www.longviewinstitute.org/news_items/electioncomputers An investigation of a voting machine by computer scientists at Princeton University revealed its vulnerability to both direct and remote attack, with little chance of detection. No publisher jayaram Elections 2007-01-30 14:50:45 Ruth Rosen: Oliver Stone, 9/11, and the Big Lie http://www.longviewinstitute.org/research/rosen/wtcbiglie In an article at tomdispatch.com, Ruth Rosen wonders why Oliver Stone, a brilliant film maker and no stranger to controversy, has made a powerful movie that ends up reinforcing the Big Lie that Iraq had some connection to 9/11. No publisher jayaram 2007-01-30 14:50:46 Ruth Rosen: The Hidden War on Iraqi Women http://www.longviewinstitute.org/news_items/waronwomen Horrible as the abuse and torture of Iraqi men has been, Ruth Rosen writes on Tomdispatch.com, many Iraqi women have suffered both physical and sexual violence. Because of the military's guilt and the victims' shame, these crimes against women often go unreported. No publisher jayaram Foreign Policy Gender 2007-01-30 14:50:45 Morality and the Abortion Provider http://www.longviewinstitute.org/research/joffe/abortionprovider In this editorial, originally published in the journal <i>Contraception</i>, Longview Senior Fellow Carole Joffe addresses the unique perspective on "morality" that she has noted among those who provide abortions. Joffe observes in this group a "moral vision without moralism" that she argues is "the only viable foundation for the humane regulation of sexuality." No publisher jayaram Reproductive Rights Gender Framing 2007-01-30 14:50:46 The Common Good http://www.longviewinstitute.org/news_items/wallackcommongood As we celebrate our nation's history, writes Lawrence Wallack in <i>The Oregonian</i>, we should also recognize that the ladder of opportunity that brought us here is in dire need of repair. No publisher jayaram Economy 2007-01-30 14:50:45 One Step Toward a Moral Economy http://www.longviewinstitute.org/news_items/inmex With help from Longview Senior Fellow Fred Block, the union of hotel workers has provided a powerful example of how consumers can contribute to a moral economy. No publisher jayaram Labor Economy 2007-01-30 14:50:45 Ruth Rosen: Military Opposition - Bravery by Another Name http://www.longviewinstitute.org/news_items/militaryopposition In her column for <i>Talking Points Memo Cafe</i>, Ruth Rosen acknowledges the courage of Lieutenant Ehren Watada, the first commissioned officer to publicly oppose the war in Iraq. No publisher jayaram 2007-01-30 14:50:45 The Compassion Gap in American Poverty Policy http://www.longviewinstitute.org/research/longview/compassion%20gap Why does the world’s wealthiest country let so many languish in grinding poverty? And why is the situation getting worse, not better? No publisher jayaram 2007-01-30 14:50:47 Letter from Longview President http://www.longviewinstitute.org/aboutus/longviewnote No publisher jayaram The Progressive Vision 2007-01-30 14:50:42 Troy Duster and Alice Waters: Engaged Learning Across the Curriculum http://www.longviewinstitute.org/news_items/dusterwaterslink Longview's Troy Duster and renowned chef Alice Waters describe a new trend in experiential education. No publisher jayaram 2007-01-30 14:50:45 The Motherhood Manifesto http://www.longviewinstitute.org/research/rosen/motherhoodmanifesto Making mothers' private choices and dilemmas a central part of our national conversation. No publisher jayaram Gender 2007-01-30 14:50:46 Liberal Hawks and Genocide in Darfur http://www.longviewinstitute.org/research/rosen/liberalhawks The same liberal hawks who supported a war to remove a dictator have been completely silent on the genocide in Darfur. No publisher jayaram Foreign Policy 2007-01-30 14:50:46 What Women Talk About When Men are not Listening http://www.longviewinstitute.org/research/rosen/sneakpreview In her latest blog for <i>Talking Points Memo Cafe</i>, Ruth Rosen wonders why even progressive men don't see that what is good for mothers is good for everyone. No publisher jayaram Culture Gender Family Values 2007-01-30 14:50:46 Ruth Rosen: Talking Taxes http://www.longviewinstitute.org/research/rosen/talkingtaxes In the first entry for her regular column on <i>Talking Points Memo Cafe</i> (www.tpmcafe.com), Ruth Rosen shows us our taxes at work. No publisher jayaram Framing Economy 2007-01-30 14:50:46 Fred Block: A Moral Economy http://www.longviewinstitute.org/news_items/moraleconomynation Over the last twenty-five years, conservatives have used simple, moral language to convince Americans that only unregulated markets produce prosperity. Fred Block writes in <i>The Nation</i> that, for the Democrats to regain power, they will have to replace that story with one of their own – a vision of a moral economy. No publisher jayaram Framing Elections The Progressive Vision Economy 2007-01-30 14:50:45 E.J. Graff: Marital Blitz http://www.longviewinstitute.org/news_items/maritalblitz This November, anti–gay-marriage bills will be back on ballots with a vengeance. But this time around, the gay and lesbian activist network is ready to play hardball, writes E.J. Graff in <i>The American Prospect</i>. No publisher jayaram Culture 2007-01-30 14:50:45 Poverty Rediscovered and so Quickly Forgotten http://www.longviewinstitute.org/research/block/povertyrediscovered The destruction of New Orleans by Hurricane Katrina briefly raised hopes that this nation might, once again, confront and care about the forgotten poor living in our midst. But judging by the actions of the Congress, it seems that amnesia has already returned. No publisher Kurtz Culture 2007-01-30 14:50:46 Deep Roots and Tangled Branches http://www.longviewinstitute.org/research/duster/deeproots A review of the PBS short series "African-American Lives". Reprinted from the <i>Chronicle of Higher Education</i>. No publisher Kurtz Science Race 2007-01-30 14:50:46 Carole Joffe: Reproductive Regression http://www.longviewinstitute.org/research/joffe/reproregression An increase in illegal abortions isn't a theoretical outcome of <em>Roe</em> someday being overturned. It's already happening, writes Carole Joffe at TomPaine.com. No publisher Kurtz Gender 2007-01-30 14:50:46 Samuel Alito and the Concerned Alumni of Princeton http://www.longviewinstitute.org/research/karabel/alitocap Jerome Karabel explains what it means to be a member of the Concerned Alumni of Princeton. No publisher Kurtz Education 2007-01-30 14:50:47 Sir Elton Gets Equality http://www.longviewinstitute.org/research/graff/elton_equality What Democrats can learn from the successful gay marriage campaigns in the U.K. and Canada. No publisher Kurtz Culture Family Values 2007-01-30 14:50:47 An Open Letter to Dalton Conley http://www.longviewinstitute.org/research/joffe/conley_letter Recently, Dalton Conley, a professor of sociology at NYU, published a controversial op-ed in the New York Times, arguing that men should have to right to veto a woman's abortion, if he is willing to commit to raising the child that would result from that pregnancy. In this Open Letter, Longview Senior Fellow Carole Joffe spells out the numerous ways in which Conley's proposal is misguided. No publisher Kurtz Gender Family Values 2007-01-30 14:50:46 Fred Block: A Strategy for Corporate Reform http://www.longviewinstitute.org/news_items/corpreform In this piece, Fred Block makes the idea of a Moral Economy more concrete by describing how Ethical Corporations would differ from today's ethically challenged firms. He also outlines a long-term strategy that could transform existing firms into businesses that are both ethical and efficient. No publisher Kurtz 2007-01-30 14:50:45 Protesting For All the Wrong Reasons http://www.longviewinstitute.org/research/block/protesting Religious conservatives have been attacking giant retail firms for dropping Christmas from their holiday greetings. But Santa might have other reasons to put Sears on his list of those who get a lump of coal in their stockings this year. No publisher Kurtz Labor Economy 2007-01-30 14:50:46 Ruth Rosen: The Political and the Personal http://www.longviewinstitute.org/research/rosen/politicalpersonal <i>The Woman at the Washington Zoo: Writings on Politics, Family, and Fate</i>, a collection of essays by the late journalist Marjorie Williams, probes politics and personalities with insight, candor and style. No publisher Kurtz 2007-01-30 14:50:46 Behind "North County" http://www.longviewinstitute.org/research/rosen/classaction A discussion of the case of Lori Benson, who inspired the film <i>North County</i>. For another Longview take on the film, see E.J. Graff's <a href="http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/article/2005/11/11/AR2005111102276_pf.html" ">Too Pretty a Picture</a>. No publisher Kurtz Gender Labor 2007-01-30 14:50:46 E.J. Graff: Too Pretty A Picture http://www.longviewinstitute.org/news_items/graffpost <i>North Country</i> could have given audiences an eye-opening portrayal of the brutal reality of sexual harrassment. Instead, the film takes the easy way out. No publisher Kurtz 2007-01-30 14:50:45 E.J. Graff: The Family Values Sideshow http://www.longviewinstitute.org/news_items/sideshow Coming to your state soon: a campaign to deprive lesbian and gay couples of rights in the guise of "marriage protection." No publisher Kurtz 2007-01-30 14:50:45 Scott McLemee on "The Chosen" http://www.longviewinstitute.org/insidehighered Jerome Karabel's book about Ivy League admissions touches a bundle of raw nerves. Scott McLemee of <i>Inside Higher Ed</i> twitches in response. No publisher Kurtz 2007-01-30 14:50:47 Sex and Politics: How the Press Gets It Backwards http://www.longviewinstitute.org/research/graff/sexpolitics EJ Graff asks when is investigation into a public person's sexual behavior simply sensational voyeurism and when is it genuine matter of public interest. No publisher Kurtz Media Culture Family Values 2007-01-30 14:50:47 Affirmative Action for Income Inequities http://www.longviewinstitute.org/research/karabel/affacinequities 40 years after its inception, affirmative action has made great progress in eradicating racial inequality. It is time for those same policies to confront the growing class divide. No publisher Kurtz Education 2007-01-30 14:50:47 Troy Duster Profiled in New York Times http://www.longviewinstitute.org/research/duster/dustertimes Troy Duster, a Longview Institute Senior Fellow, urges geneticists to slow down and check their methods as they search for links between genes, disease and race in the October 18th edition of the <i>New York Times</i>. No publisher Kurtz Race Health 2007-01-30 14:50:46 Is Marriage Dead? http://www.longviewinstitute.org/research/rosen/ismarriagedead Ruth Rosen asks whether the debate over same-sex marriage is really a last-gasp effort to prop up "traditional marriages" that barely exist anymore in the United States. No publisher Kurtz Gender Family Values 2007-01-30 14:50:45 Never Say 'Never Again' http://www.longviewinstitute.org/research/graff/neversayneveragain By reporting on the stubborn human heart's peculiar movements during major world events, Heda Kovaly?s 'Under A Cruel Star' explains what could happen the next time around. No publisher Kurtz 2007-01-30 14:50:47 Women's Vote Is an Elusive Force http://www.longviewinstitute.org/research/rosen/whatwomenwant Ruth Rosen takes a critical look at a new book that promises to reveal "what women really want". No publisher Kurtz Gender Elections 2007-01-30 14:50:45 The Compassion Gap in American Poverty Policy http://www.longviewinstitute.org/news_items/compassiongap Hurricane Katrina suddenly revealed the face of poverty in our midst. But why was that such a surprise? This analysis explains why the poor repeatedly disappear from sight and why our current policies towards the poor are both ineffective and inconsistent with our moral values. No publisher Kurtz 2007-01-30 14:50:45 It Wasn't So Easy for Roosevelt, Either http://www.longviewinstitute.org/research/karabel/chosenexcerpt Longview's Jerome Karabel is about to publish an important book on merit and privilege in American society. The book, <i>The Chosen: The Hidden History of Admission and Exclusion at Harvard, Yale, and Princeton</i>, is based on extensive research in university archives. Karabel shows the critical shifts in admission criteria over the course of the 20th century. For more on the book, including the first chapter, go to <a href="http://www.houghtonmifflinbooks.com/catalog/titledetail.cfm?titleNumber=689606">the book's website</a>. An excerpt from the book recently appeared in the <i>New York Times</i> Education Life Supplement. No publisher Kurtz 2007-01-30 14:50:47 Get Hitched, Young Woman http://www.longviewinstitute.org/research/rosen/gethitched Ruth Rosen responds to the latest efforts by conservative ideologues to change the subject in the aftermath of Hurricane Katrina. No publisher Kurtz Family Values 2007-01-30 14:50:45 How to Deal with a National Disgrace http://www.longviewinstitute.org/research/rosen/dealwithdisgrace Ruth Rosen argues for responding to the disaster of Hurricane Katrina with a revived commitment to common effort and true compassion. No publisher Kurtz 2007-01-30 14:50:45 Toxic Terror http://www.longviewinstitute.org/research/rosen/diamond How one community fought for the human right to breathe clean air: a review of Steve Lerner's <i>Diamond: A Struggle for Environmental Justice in Louisiana's Chemical Corridor</i>. No publisher Kurtz Copyright 2005, Dissent Magazine Environment 2007-01-30 14:50:45 The Missing Piece: Health Care and the Faith Community http://www.longviewinstitute.org/research/guests/faithhealth Donald Light, a distinguished medical sociologist, explains why the demand for universal access to health care should be a central concern of faith communities. He elaborates a powerful moral and economic critique of our current health care system. No publisher Kurtz Health 2007-01-30 14:50:47 Retirement Security: A Moral Economy Proposal http://www.longviewinstitute.org/research/block/retirement Fred Block applies the <a href="/projects/moral">Moral Economy</a> perspective to the debate about Social Security and other retirement programs. He proposes an alternative revenue source that would allow us to protect both present and future generations of retirees from economic hardship and insecurity. No publisher Kurtz Social Security Economy 2007-01-30 14:50:46 Carole Joffe: The Right's Bitter Pill http://www.longviewinstitute.org/research/joffe/bitterpill In this piece, Carole Joffe discusses one of the most unusual new fronts in the neverending abortion war--the growing instances of "pro-life" pharmacists who refuse to fill women's birth control prescriptions. Similar to <a href="/research/joffe">other pieces</a> on the Longview website, Joffe argues here that the reproductive rights movement, while supporting legal abortions, also works to prevent unwanted pregnancies; in contrast, many of those opposed to abortion also promote policies that virtually assure there will be more unwanted pregnancies, and thus, more abortions. Given the near universality of contraceptive use by American women, and especially the high rate of use of birth control pills, and the high rate of approval of contraceptive use by Americans generally, Joffe sees this movement of pharmacists' refusal as a classic case of "overreaching" by the Religious Right that may well backfire. No publisher Kurtz 2007-01-30 14:50:46 Welcome to the Longview Institute http://www.longviewinstitute.org/press/releases/longview Longview is a new institute started by seven of the eight founding fellows of the Rockridge Institute. We created Longview because we believe it will allow us to make more rapid progress on the work that we began at <a href="http://www.rockridgeinstitute.org">Rockridge</a>. We are deeply grateful to all of the individuals and organizations that have provided past financial support and hope that we will enjoy your continued involvement. No publisher Kurtz 2007-01-30 14:50:47 Old Women in the Cold http://www.longviewinstitute.org/research/rosen/womeninthecold No publisher Kurtz Gender Social Security 2007-01-30 14:50:45 Talking About Public Health: Developing America's "Second Language" http://www.longviewinstitute.org/research/wallack/secondlanguage Advancing public health policy requires invigorating America?s "second language" of community by recognizing the human interconnection underlying the core social justice values of public health, argue Lawrence Wallack and Regina Lawrence. No publisher Kurtz Health 2007-01-30 14:50:47 Our Founding Mothers http://www.longviewinstitute.org/research/rosen/foundingmothers A review of Carol Berkin's <i>Revolutionary Mothers</i>, which looks at the roles women played in the American struggle for independence. No publisher Kurtz Gender 2007-01-30 14:50:45 Bush's Defunct Economist http://www.longviewinstitute.org/research/block/article.2005-02-28.7071637814 The case for privatizing Social Security depends on an error of logic. If in the future, there are too few wage earners to support too many retirees, private accounts will not solve the problem. No publisher Kurtz Social Security Labor 2007-01-30 14:50:46 Framing: More Than A Message http://www.longviewinstitute.org/research/wallack/levels A message from Longview Institute President, Lawrence Wallack. No publisher Kurtz 2007-01-30 14:50:47 A Roadmap to Defining and Winning the Real Abortion Debate: Prevention vs. Punishment http://www.longviewinstitute.org/projects/reprod/littmanabortion Lisa Littman suggests that the real abortion debate is about differing approaches to unintended pregnancy on the part of progressives and conservatives. No publisher Kurtz 2007-01-30 14:50:42 It's Not Just Abortion, Stupid: Progressives and Abortion http://www.longviewinstitute.org/research/joffe/notjustabortion Many progressives are now undergoing a reevaluation of the ?costs? of a commitment to abortion rights. In this article, reprinted from the Winter 2005 issue of <i>Dissent</i>, Carole Joffe argues that abortion can best be defended if it is framed as one element of a larger platform of sexual and reproductive rights and services. There exists now a powerful opening to expose the hypocrisy of ?family values? conservatives who seek to withhold from working Americans virtually all that they need&mdash;contraception, meaningful sex education, health care for the uninsured, living wages, affordable childcare, as well as abortion care&mdash;to raise healthy families. No publisher Kurtz Gender Health Family Values 2007-01-30 14:50:46 Pessimistic Conservatives Cannot Fix Social Security http://www.longviewinstitute.org/research/block/pessimism The Administration’s push for radical reform of Social Security rests on the idea that it is impossible to solve the system’s long term financing problems. In reality, this pessimism is simply a consequence of their deep hostility to public spending. No publisher Kurtz Social Security 2007-01-30 14:50:46 High in the Andes: The Ministry of Reproductive Rights http://www.longviewinstitute.org/research/joffe/andes Too often, discussions of abortion are carried out at an abstract level, with no acknowledgment of the context in which abortion occurs. In this piece, introduced by Carole Joffe, Dr. Pablo Rodriguez reflects on his provision of abortion in an unnamed Latin American country. No publisher Kurtz Health Family Values 2007-01-30 14:50:46 No Mandate for Market Fundamentalism http://www.longviewinstitute.org/research/block/nomandate The President insists that his election victory paves the way for major new initiatives such as Social Security privatization. However, there is little evidence that the public embraces the right wing's long term hostility to our most successful and effective social program. No publisher Kurtz &copy; 2004 The Rockridge Institute Social Security 2007-01-30 14:50:46 Big-Box Battle http://www.longviewinstitute.org/research/rosen/walmart/sellingwomenshort For 1.6 million women, Wal-Mart represents the decline of the American dream. No publisher Kurtz Gender Labor 2007-01-30 14:50:45 Women Really on Their Own http://www.longviewinstitute.org/research/rosen/womenontheirown The real story of this presidential election is the widening Marriage Gap &mdash; the difference between how married and unmarried women vote &mdash; and what the presidential candidates have or have not done to mobilize the 22 million women who simply didn't bother to vote in 2000. No publisher Kurtz Elections Gender 2007-01-30 14:50:45 Is the American Dream Dying? http://www.longviewinstitute.org/research/block/amerdream In this election season, politicians of both parties celebrate the American Dream of unlimited opportunity for the poor who are willing to work hard and play by the rules. However, there are signs that indicate the Dream is on the decline. No publisher Kurtz Economy 2007-01-30 14:50:46 Ruth Rosen in Journal of American History http://www.longviewinstitute.org/news_items/rrnewsitem.2004-10-08.6905821603 The September issue of the Journal of American history, (published by the Organization of American Historians), has reprinted an interchange, titled Genres of History in which Rockridge's Ruth Rosen and five other historians discuss how they educate the public about the past through films, novels, and opinion essays. In addition, Dr. Rosen, who worked as an historical advisor on the Oakland Museum's current exhibit: What’s Going On?--California and the Vietnam Era , will speak at a panel titled The Sociological Roots and Legacies of Discontent and Change on Sunday, Oct. 17th at the Oakland Museum of California. No publisher Kurtz 2007-01-30 14:50:45 The New Right-Wing Permissiveness http://www.longviewinstitute.org/research/block/permissiveness Is there a common thread that links the abuse of prisoners at Abu Ghraib to the corporate scandals that destroyed ENRON and WorldCom? Fred Block argues that both can be traced to the ?new right-wing permissiveness?. No publisher Kurtz Economy Framing 2007-01-30 14:50:46 The Legacy of Legacies http://www.longviewinstitute.org/research/karabel/legacies The checkered history of legacy admissions policies in the United States reflects the difference between the ideals of American education and the reality of the power of the privileged. No publisher Kurtz Education 2007-01-30 14:50:47 Reframing the Political Battle: Market Fundamentalism vs. Moral Economy http://www.longviewinstitute.org/projects/moral/sorcerersapprentice Fred Block begins Rockridge's systematic critique of Market Fundamentalism&mdash;the economic doctrine that has dominated the U.S. and the global economy since the 1980's. Tying his analysis closely to the current political situation, Block argues that progressives can gain political leverage by focusing their criticisms on the exaggerated reverence for the market that has shaped the current Administration's domestic and foreign agendas. No publisher Kurtz Economy The Progressive Vision 2007-01-30 14:50:42 Why Women Must Vote, by Ruth Rosen http://www.longviewinstitute.org/news_items/womenmustvote The outcome of the 2004 presidential election rests in the hands of single women, argues senior fellow and noted historian Ruth Rosen. This column originally appeared in the San Francisco Chronicle on February 16, 2004. No publisher Kurtz 2007-01-30 14:50:45 Ruth Rosen on the Summer that Changed America http://www.longviewinstitute.org/news_items/40yearsago Ruth Rosen examines how country-wide upheavals in the summer of 1964 gave rise to the politics, society and culture of today. This article appears in <em>AlterNet</em> and the <em>History News Network</em>. No publisher Kurtz Culture Elections 2007-01-30 14:50:45 "What's Going On? California and the Vietnam Era" http://www.longviewinstitute.org/news_items/whatsgoingon Just published by University of California Press: <em>What's Going On? California and the Vietnam Era</em>, with an article by senior fellow Ruth Rosen entitled <em>The Feminist Revolution in California</em>. No publisher Kurtz 2007-01-30 14:50:45 Four Editorials on Re-Framing Reproductive Rights http://www.longviewinstitute.org/news_items/contraopeds The Reproductive Rights project presents four editorials from the journal *Contraception*, written by colleagues at the University of California, San Francisco. These pieces discuss the urgent need for a re-framing of reproductive rights and the politics of health. No publisher Kurtz 2007-01-30 14:50:45 Editorials on Reproductive Rights from "Contraception" http://www.longviewinstitute.org/projects/reprod/contraopeds The Reproductive Rights project presents four editorials from the journal *Contraception*, written by colleagues at the University of California, San Francisco. These pieces discuss the urgent need for a re-framing of reproductive rights and the politics of health. No publisher Kurtz Health Gender 2007-01-30 14:50:42 The Working Mommy Trap http://www.longviewinstitute.org/research/graff/workingmomtrap E.J. Graff responds to a recent <i>New York Times</i> piece on the "choices" being made by college age women. She sets the record straight by showing that gender discrimination at the workplace is putting many mothers--whether they like it or not--on the mommy track. No publisher Kurtz 2007-01-30 14:50:47 Ruth Rosen on What's Wrong with Wal-Mart http://www.longviewinstitute.org/news_items/walmart Ruth Rosen presents a series of columns, written for the San Francisco Chronicle, about the threat Wal-Mart poses to people and communities. No publisher Kurtz 2007-01-30 14:50:45 Ruth Rosen Re-Joins Rockridge Senior Fellows http://www.longviewinstitute.org/news_items/rosenjoins The Rockridge Institute is excited to announce that noted historian and journalist Ruth Rosen has re-joined as a Senior Fellow. No publisher Kurtz 2007-01-30 14:50:44 Sex, Politics, and Markets http://www.longviewinstitute.org/news_items/sexpoliticsmarkets A new article by Senior Fellow Carole Joffe and Felicia Stewart explores the contradiction between the ideal of the "free market" and restictive notions of sexuality. No publisher mcmahon 2007-01-30 14:50:45