LEP will provide a platform & knowledge base to support the ongoing evolution of the US economy.
Despite renewed energy, research, and need for deep changes to the economy, we still lack a central platform that gathers potential policies in one place, providing an educational resource fit for a general audience. We hope LEP may provide one such platform.
We conduct extensive reviews of empirical research on a range of alternative economic ideas, breaking the research down into a networked database of 'insights' that make economic knowledge more accessible
, while retaining connection to the wider contexts and methodologies behind them.
For each policy, we publish reports
that synthesize the insights from the database into an overview of the existing evidence, both for and against, in one place
. Our reports will provide a simple definition of the policy, provide context on its potential benefits and consequences, and curate the existing research to give a comprehensive overview of what the existing evidence supports, or doesn't.
Our mission is to raise the public profile of high-leverage economic possibilities, making them accessible to a general audience. LEP received early funding from Yancey Strickler's Bento Society to develop our prototype, which we plan to launch by the end of 2021, focusing on three policies:I. Basic Income
III. Land Value Taxation
New policies will then be added on a rolling basis, such as social wealth funds, public investment banks, antitrust, and data dividends. To learn more, you can read our interview with Yancey
, or watch our animated explainer: