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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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

ICYMI: EconCon 2023 Recordings Now Available

EconCon 2023 featured speakers advancing progressive economic policy in the White House, in Congress, and across the country, including grassroots organizers and academics laying the intellectual groundwork for economic change. If you missed it – or want to relive the experience – you can now watch recordings of all the sessions.

July 7, 2023

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
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