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 Homelessness in the U.S. “The persistence of large numbers of homeless Americans is one of the signal policy failures of the past two generations.” We are failing to care for our neediest people, and their continuing deprivation and despair stands as a testament to our national hypocrisy. Ending the epidemic of homelessness is therefore not only necessary to alleviate the suffering of the unhoused, it is also crucial to preserve America’s dwindling social solidarity and basic sense of collective civic virtue.

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.

Featured Essay:
Can We Make Governing
Great Again?

Carter Phipp’s newest article suggests that our crisis of expertise is really a crisis of governance.

The Developmentalist
Political Magazine

The Post-Progressive Post Political Magazine

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

Cultural Evolution
Blog & News

Cultural Evolution Blog & News

Updates and announcements on the progress of the think tank.

Our Developmental
Approach to Politics


Our developmental political philosophy: from simple to complex.


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

This Week in the News

Jeff Salzman gives his unique take on the news and opinion of the day.

Featured Online Exercise:
Worldview Questionnaire

Worldview Questionnaire

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

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.