American Idea Conference


The Origins and Evolution of Progressive Economics Report
This January 1935 photo shows a mural depicting phases of the New Deal. (AP/File)

The Origins and Evolution of Progressive Economics

Ruy Teixeira and John Halpin examine several core assumptions that broadly define a progressive approach to economics in terms of theory, values, and practice.

Ruy Teixeira, John Halpin

Social Movements and Progressivism Report
Students from North Carolina A&T College stage a sit-down strike after being refused service at a luncheon counter in February 1960. The seeds of the great civil rights triumphs of the 20th century came from within progressivism itself. (Library of Congress)

Social Movements and Progressivism

Part three of the Progressive Tradition Series examines the influence of social movements for equality and economic justice on the development of progressivism.

John Halpin, Marta Cook