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Advancing Knowledge with the Library of Economic Possibility
A new organization creates a database for knowledge and insights on economic policies.
In Brief: Founders Oshan Jarow and Kasey Klimes have created an independent and nonpartisan platform that aims to, according to their website, “advance public knowledge of economic policies that may help build a thriving 21st century economy.” The platform – titled Library of Economic Possibilities (LEP) – will serve as a collection point for basic and informative information on economic research, policy reports, and more.
Why It Matters: LEP offers a simpler approach for what the site describes as the “scattered” landscape of information and research on various economic policies. By providing access to potential economic structures and possibilities, LEP hopes to broaden the debate around how the economy should be structured.
How It Works: LEP is separated into two sections - The Library, and Policy Reports. The Library is a database with insights and research into various economic policies. Interested readers can review data, as well as summaries and highlights from the site’s authors. Policy Reports are just that – policy reports. The reports are a collection of all the data and insight those at LEP can offer on a particular form of economic policy.
The Future: The organization aims to – with the help of readers and the public – publish more policy reports, add exciting forms of multimedia to the existing topics within the database, and find ways for the broader community to contribute knowledge and information.
Go Deeper: To learn more head to their website.
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