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In light of the dramatic ongoing technological and economic changes in the world, the United States requires more than incremental reforms. The purpose of the Next Social Contract Initiative is to fundamentally rethink our inherited social contract, the system of institutions and policies designed to empower and support citizens from childhood and work through retirement.

Inspired by the premise that economic security and opportunity are mutually reinforcing, a new social contract should foster innovation and entrepreneurship, encourage long-term growth and broadly shared prosperity, and engage individuals and families not only as participants in the economy but also as citizens.

The Next Social Contract Initiative is made possible with the generous support of the Rockefeller Foundation.