Our evolving policy platform offers “win-win-win” solutions that integrate the values of all three major American worldviews: progressive, modern, and traditional. This integrative approach, derived from stakeholder capitalism, builds agreement and increases the “size of the pie.”

Our latest recommendation is for Abortion Rights in the U.S. Although it may seem counterintuitive, the Supreme Court’s ruling in Dobbs v. Jackson Women’s Health Center may ultimately help secure a woman’s right to an abortion. By extinguishing Roe v. Wade’s constitutional abortion rights, the court has created the acute need for a national compromise, which can lead to landmark legislation on abortion, and other civil rights as well.

The Institute for Cultural Evolution think tank’s mission is to advance the evolution of consciousness and culture in America. Our work focuses on overcoming the hyper-partisan polarization that threatens American democracy.

Making Peace with America’s History by Honoring Both Indigenous and European Traditions

Biden’s rationale for including “traditional indigenous ecological knowledge” in policymaking also applies to “traditional European social knowledge.” Both kinds of traditional knowledge can be respected and safely included by using a liberal approach.

Our Deck for Prospective Supporters

Our “pitch deck” slide show summarizes our goals, strategies and programs.

The Developmentalist
Political Magazine

The Developmentalist

The Developmentalist website features articles, opinion pieces, podcasts, and more applying our perspective to the issues of the day.

Our Developmental
Approach to Politics


Our developmental political philosophy: from simple to complex.

Join our growing community for monthly Zoom dialogues about the developmental perspective.

Featured Online Exercise:
Worldview Questionnaire

Worldview Questionnaire

An entertaining quiz to learn about America’s competing worldviews.


Moderate Liberal

Fiscal Conservative

Social Conservative




We welcome people of good will from across the political spectrum.

Professor Loury is a courageous thought leader who transcends left and right. In this podcast, Glenn and Steve discuss developmental politics and the work of the Institute for Cultural Evolution think tank.

Developmental Politics

How America can Grow into
a Better Version of Itself

Developmental Politics

By Steve McIntosh
Political Philosophy Book

Developmental Politics
Audiobook by Steve McIntosh

Steve McIntosh’s Book Developmental Politics-How America Can Grow Into a Better Version of Itself is now available as an audiobook.

Videos & Podcasts

Featured podcasts include: Thinking Ahead, and The Daily Evolver. Videos include our Developmental Politics course, and more.

Start typing and press Enter to search