The Denny Center publishes research that measures the health of democratic capitalism and, when possible, recommends potential solutions to current tensions -- starting in the United States and comparing the U.S. to other benchmark countries.
The center’s publications will include an annual report card on the balance of the benefits of free market capitalism with the expectations and values of a democratic society.
This signature publication aspires to cover measures of efficacy & vitality (GDP growth, levels of long-term business investment), fairness (equality of economic opportunities), degree of social mobility (evidence of advancement from lower to higher income/wealth brackets), and quality of social safety nets (availability of tools and services to assist community members in need of help).
Capitalism generates growing total wealth, produces new innovations, and provides jobs. However, pressures include growing gaps in incomes, a slowdown in upward mobility, inadequate stewardship of natural resources, a decline in business investment, and a decreasing quality of market competition.