What institutions and policies are most conducive to human flourishing?
What do we want in a good society?
PART 1. WHAT WE WANT IN A GOOD SOCIETY
Neighborhoods and neighborliness
Voters, groups, parties, and elections
4. ECONOMIC EQUALITY
5. ECONOMIC OPPORTUNITY
6. ECONOMIC PROSPERITY
7. ECONOMIC SECURITY
A decent and rising income floor
Clean air, water, and land
14. GOOD GOVERNMENT
Public insurance and the least well-off
How much public insurance do Americans want?
Is big government bad for the economy?
Is big government bad for freedom, civil society, and happiness?
Recognition and respect
20. OPENNESS AND SUPPORT FOR OTHER PEOPLES
PART 2. HOW TO GET GOOD-SOCIETY OUTCOMES
25. SOCIAL DEMOCRATIC CAPITALISM
Will the Nordic model work in non-Nordic countries?
How to ensure rising incomes when labor unions are weak
26. BEYOND SOCIAL DEMOCRATIC CAPITALISM?
The advantage of urban
PART 3. A BETTER AMERICA
28. PROSPECTS FOR THE UNITED STATES
America is exceptional and ordinary, good and bad, better and worse
Toward the good society: an American path
A decent and rising income floor: additional data
College education: additional data
Employee voice: additional data
Good government: additional data
Income distribution: additional data
K-12 education: additional data
Personal freedom: additional data
Shared prosperity: additional data
Social connections: additional data