Racial justice, neoliberalism, and the climate crisis

This piece was originally featured in The New Common Sense newsletter from our Economy and Society Initiative. Read more from this edition.  One of the most compelling recent developments in U.S. politics is the increasing recognition among policymakers and advocates that climate policy is deeply interconnected with the struggle for racial justice. The importance of…

A new global minimum tax and the future of corporate taxation

This piece was originally featured in The New Common Sense newsletter from our Economy and Society Initiative. Read more from this edition.  In June 2021, more than 130 countries agreed to subject multinational corporations’ profits to a minimum tax of at least 15%. Such a deal—whose details are still being negotiated—would mark a milestone, because it would be…

What makes a good partnership? Transparency, trust—and a bit of patience!

This is the fourth in a series on shifting power in international giving and what INGOs, NGOs, and funders can do differently to support and sustain more equitable partnerships. In the introductory piece, Pat Scheid frames the issue of shifting power, and in the second, Joe Asunka shares strategies for funders to foster equitable partnerships.…

Building partnerships based on trust: Q&A with ARC and CEGSS

This is the third in a series examining questions about power and offering ideas for more equitable partnerships in global development. In the first piece, Pat Scheid discusses the conversation around shifting the power and the path forward, and in the second piece, Joseph Asunka shares insights on the role of funders in fostering equitable…

Building a community to counter influence operations: Four questions for Alicia Wanless

Alicia Wanless is the director of the Partnership for Countering Influence Operations at the Carnegie Endowment for International Peace, a grantee of our Cyber Initiative. Influence operations—the kind of coordinated efforts, often using social media platforms, to affect public opinion and interfere in elections that have played out in democracies around the world in recent…

Cyber, BBQ and frivolity: Five questions for Bobby Chesney

Bobby Chesney is the James A. Baker III Chair in the Rule of Law and World Affairs and the Associate Dean for Academic Affairs at the University of Texas School of Law, where he also directs the Robert S. Strauss Center for International Security and Law, a University-wide, cross-discipline research center that works to improve…

Moving beyond neoliberalism: Q&A with Felicia Wong

The Hewlett Foundation’s Economy and Society Initiative supports a growing movement to replace neoliberalism with a new intellectual paradigm better suited to meeting the challenges of the 21st century. The initiative funds thinkers, academics, activists and leaders who are working to develop a new “common sense” about how the economy works and the aims it…

Modern conservatism’s role in replacing neoliberalism: Q&A with Oren Cass

The Hewlett Foundation’s Economy and Society Initiative supports a growing movement to replace neoliberalism with a new intellectual paradigm better suited to meeting the challenges of the 21st Century. The initiative funds thinkers, academics, activists and leaders who are working to develop a new “common sense” about how the economy works and the aims it…

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