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Insights on the Next American Economy

With support from the Kauffman Foundation, the Roosevelt Institute’s Next American Economy project identifies the trends and challenges that will shape our economy in the next twenty-five years to better inform the policy decisions we must make today. While politicians and scholars often are driven by short-term policy demands, the Next American Economy project takes a long view of economic transformation.

In 2014, the Roosevelt Institute gathered thirty economists, technologists, policymakers, and entrepreneurs and asked them to describe what the economy will look like in twenty years, focusing on four main topics: (1) the future of work; (2) the future of technology; (3) the future of entrepreneurship; (4) the future of inequality. The contents were published in fifteen video segments, including one by Kauffman Foundation Research Vice President Dane Stangler, who predicts that the entrepreneur class will become more diverse as a younger population makes use of new funding platforms.