Narrative Change

Groundwork uses storytelling and strategic communications to reframe economic debates and drive a more inclusive narrative about the economy.

WATCH: How Groundwork Seeded a New Narrative on Rising Prices

Beginning in August 2021, while families struggled to keep up with the skyrocketing cost of essential goods, Groundwork Collaborative saw an opening to say the quiet part out loud: under the guise of inflation, corporate CEOs were looking to make as much money as possible – at the expense of everyone else. Watch our new video to learn how Groundwork seeded a new narrative on rising prices.

May 17, 2023

The American Prospect: Washington’s Secret Policy Engine

This special issue brings together leading economists, lawmakers, academics, and reporters to delve into what economic models are, how they acquired their agenda-setting power, and what needs to change to create better policy.

April 1, 2023

The Problem With Jon Stewart: The Inflation Blame Game

Groundwork's Executive Director Lindsay Owens breaks down the root causes of inflation, debunks the misguided and dangerous economic arguments being peddled by the Federal Reserve, and highlights the winners and losers of today’s monetary policy.

March 16, 2023

Survey of Voter Attitudes Towards the U.S. Economy and Inflation

The survey shows voters are widely concerned about the state of the U.S. economy today, especially rising costs and the possibility of a recession.

March 6, 2023

Polling: Voters Overwhelmingly Reject Larry Summers’ Plan to Fight Inflation with Massive Unemployment, Recession

Groundwork Collaborative and Data for Progress released a new poll showing that voters overwhelmingly oppose former Treasury Secretary Larry Summers’ calls to address inflation by slowing the economy and sending unemployment skyrocketing.

June 27, 2022

Polling: Strong Majority of Voters Blame Corporations for Inflation, “Taking Advantage of the Pandemic” to Raise Prices

Amid a fierce debate in Washington around inflation, Groundwork Collaborative has released a new poll with Data for Progress showing voters overwhelmingly believe corporations are raising prices unfairly to earn record profits.

May 19, 2022

Polling: Voters Convinced that Corporate Greed is Driving Inflation, Strongly Support Policies Tackling Issue Head-On

Groundwork Collaborative released a new poll from Data for Progress gauging the public’s perceptions on recent inflation. The results, as mentioned in Yahoo Finance, showed that a majority of voters blame large corporations for price increases and strongly support policies that address monopoly behavior and corporate profiteering head-on.

February 28, 2022

The American Prospect: How We Broke the Supply Chain

The Supply Chain Debacle: How bad policy—outsourcing, financialization, monopolization, deregulation, and just-in-time logistics—broke our supply chains, raised costs and caused shortages.

January 31, 2022

Voters Across the South Are Concerned About Climate Change, Support Robust Investments in Health Care and Community Services

In September 2021, Data for Progress, in collaboration with the SEAP and Groundwork Collaborative, surveyed 2,222 registered voters in the Southern states. We find that voters in these 12 states broadly support investments in health care and community services, and are concerned by climate change.

October 27, 2021