Compromise, not Consensus

Both Lee Drutman of New America and Rep. Don Beyer of Virginia have invested much of their career in the mechanics of electoral reform — RCV and PR, independent redistricting commissions, and the like – what will it take to move the ball forward?

Tired of Polarization? Go Multi-Party!

The United States will never be Denmark, but Danes are happy with their multi-party democracy. What are the prospects for proportional representation in America?

Wonders of the Middle Class

Why do we all consider ourselves to be part of the “middle class”? Does inequality serve a psychic purpose for us? Yes, says author, as long as we live in a world that is ultimately a zero-sum game, and all sustainable economic models say that is exactly where we live.