The Center for Policy Innovation is Heritage's "think tank within a think tank." The Center is modeled on units within creative companies and specific institutions that develop breakthrough ideas.
The breakdown in the federal budget process not only risks severe budgetary and economic consequences, but also threatens the constitutional system itself. It is time to dismantle and rebuild this budget process to restore Congress’s proper policymaking and the balance of power between the executive and legislative branches.
Achieving greater economic mobility in the United States requires rebuilding social capital, created through personal interactions with other people, family, groups, or institutions. A promising strategy to do that is to envision certain types of institution as new forms of community anchors. Charter schools, religious organizations, housing organizations, and even virtual networks appear to be model.
The savings rate in America has been in decline for three decades, with roughly one-third of households having no savings at all. The habit of saving is a critically important component for upward mobility. Many Americans are not inclined to...
Distinguished Fellow and Director, Center for Policy Innovation
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Stuart Butler discusses the individual mandate and Obamacare.
Stuart Butler goes head-to-head with other think tanks on their proposals for budget reform.
Stuart Butler discusses Heritage's Saving the American Dream plan on Lou Dobb's television program.
Alison Fraser and Stuart Butler comment on Heritage's Saving the American Dream budget plan on Fox News.
Stuart Butler discusses Social Security's 75th birthday.
Stuart Butler discusses how Unions are exempt from the tax on the Health Care Bill on WETA
Stuart Butler discusses the how the House Health Care Bill is exempting the Unions from being taxed on WETA.
Concord Coalition: Stuart Butler on Fiscal Wake Up Tour.
Stuart Butler commenting on ideas for Health Care Savings.
Stuart Butler discussing Obama's universal health care plan.
The Center for Policy Innovation is Heritage’s “think tank within a think tank.” The Center is modeled on those units within pace-setting companies and scientific institutions that develop breakthrough ideas.
The Center forms special teams of Heritage analysts and outside experts to explore and refine creative policy concepts and then feed them into the regular Heritage policy development process.
Much of the Center’s work is “experimental”, in which seminars, studies and Discussion Papers lay out policy ideas for examination and debate. After seeking reaction internally and externally, such policy thought experiments are refined and, in conjunction with Heritage research departments, turned into fully developed policy proposals.
In addition, the Center acts as one of Heritage’s links with the research community outside the Washington Beltway, fostering policy conversations and joint research projects.
This website provides a selection of cutting-edge papers and proposals generated by Heritage analysts and outside scholars on topics of particular focus for the Center. In keeping with the exploratory approach of the Center, the Key Documents included under each issue tab contain especially important policy ideas that push the envelope of discussion.
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