What We Do

We fight to change economic policy and narratives in order to build public power, break up concentrations of private power, and deliver true opportunity and prosperity for all.

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Recent Work

Groundwork’s Lindsay Owens and The American Prospect’s David Dayen Open New Special Prospect Issue on Pricing

New American Prospect issue, “How Pricing Really Works,” dives into the corporate pricing strategies that are pushing up costs for consumers with algorithms, personalized pricing, and more.

June 3, 2024

Groundwork Joins Over 100 National Groups to Urge Congress to Overhaul the Tax Code, Raise Corporate Rate in 2025

“Congress has a clear runway in 2025 to remake the tax code so it works for the people who drive our economy. The historic group of organizations who penned today’s letter are prepared to hold legislators accountable for ending the massive tax giveaways to the wealthy and corporations and making our tax code more fair. We can start by raising the corporate rate.”

May 21, 2024

Watch: Groundwork’s Bilal Baydoun Testifies Before Senate Banking Committee on Pricing

“In the age of corporate concentration and high-powered algorithms, pricing is in the midst of a troubling transformation, and the price tag as we know it may become a relic of the past.” Bilal Baydoun testifies before the Senate Banking Committee at a hearing titled, “Higher Prices: How Shrinkflation and Technology Impact Consumers’ Finances.”

May 7, 2024 Bilal Baydoun

Big Profits in Small Packages

Although inflation has come down considerably from its peak, prices remain elevated, and many Americans report significant levels of concern over high prices for essentials. Recent research from Groundwork Collaborative found that corporate profits drove over 50% of inflation during the second and third quarters of 2023.

March 6, 2024 Lindsay Owens, Ph.D.

What’s Driving the Rise in Grocery Prices – and What the Government Can Do About It

Skyrocketing grocery prices in America highlight how precarious our supply chains are, giving corporations ample opportunity to take advantage of consumers in the midst of minor supply shocks and major global crises. Unless we aggressively confront climate change, corporate consolidation, and profiteering, food prices will remain high and continue to climb.

February 2, 2024 Clara Wilson

Inflation Revelation: How Outsized Corporate Profits Drive Rising Costs

Inflation has come down significantly from its peak over the past year, yet prices remain high for American consumers. As supply chain snarls have receded and the economy has stabilized, businesses continue to pad their bottom lines, rather than passing these savings on to consumers.

January 18, 2024 Lindsay Owens, Ph.D.

LISTEN: Leading Economic Experts Make Case for Fed Rate Cuts

December 15, 2023

WATCH: Roaring Out of Recession: Lessons on How to Rescue our Economy from Disaster

Groundwork hosted a webinar on September 15, featuring White House CEA Member Heather Boushey. The speakers highlighted how the COVID-19 recovery stands in stark contrast to the recovery period following the Great Recession.

September 14, 2023

WEBINAR: Roaring Out of Recession: Lessons on How to Rescue our Economy from Disaster

The swift recovery from the recession caused by COVID-19 stands in stark contrast to the protracted and painful recovery that followed the Great Recession. What can we learn from this tale of two recoveries? Join us for a webinar on September 11 at 1 p.m. to find out.

August 21, 2023

Making the Impossible Mainstream: Learning From Progressive Economic Policy Wins

Over the past few years, with perseverance and resilience, the progressive movement has shifted economic policies, making ideas once dismissed as radical now embraced as common sense. At Netroots 2023, panelists Ben Beachy, Brandon McKoy, and Tara Raghuveer discussed how can we build on these successes. Moderated by Claire Guzdar.

July 20, 2023
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