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Century Foundation, The (TCF)

Self Description

July 2006: "The Century Foundation, founded in 1919 by the progressive Republican businessman Edward A. Filene, is a nonprofit public policy research institution committed to the belief that effective government, open democracy, and free markets are the most effective solutions to the major challenges facing the United States. We produce publications and convene events that (1) explain and analyze public issues in plain language, (2) provide facts and opinions about the strengths and weaknesses of different policy strategies, and (3) develop and call attention to distinctive ideas that can work.

Our efforts are wide-ranging but focus particularly on four broad domestic and international challenges facing the United States:

  • rising economic inequality combined with the shift to American households of financial risks previously borne by employers and government;
  • the aging of the population;
  • preventing and responding to terrorism while preserving civil liberties; and
  • restoring America’s international credibility as an effective and cooperative leader in responding to global security and economic dangers."

Third-Party Descriptions


RoleNameTypeLast Updated
Status/Name Change from Twentieth Century Fund Organization Jul 12, 2006
Employee/Freelancer/Contractor (past or present) Prof. Robert C. Hockett Esq. Person Jul 30, 2013
Director/Trustee/Overseer (past or present) Rep. James "Jim" A. Leach Person Nov 26, 2008
Organization Head/Leader (past or present) Richard C. Leone Person
Director/Trustee/Overseer (past or present) Prof. Alicia H. Munnell Ph.D. Person Aug 17, 2006

Articles and Resources

Date Resource Read it at:
May 24, 2011 Top Colleges, Largely for the Elite

QUOTE: For all of the other ways that top colleges had become diverse, their student bodies remained shockingly affluent. At the University of Michigan, more entering freshmen in 2003 came from families earning at least $200,000 a year than came from the entire bottom half of the income distribution. At some private colleges, the numbers were even more extreme.

New York Times
Jul 10, 2006 Voter registration issues cloud elections

QUOTE: A relatively obscure area of election law has sparked a flurry of lawsuits over who gets to register new voters and how they perform the task...Advocates of tighter rules say they're trying to prevent election fraud. Critics contend the rules could be used to disenfranchise voters who might make a difference.

Aug 19, 2002 Gambling's Quick Fix

QUOTE: ...a generation of politicians faced with tough financial decisions has felt the allure of the apparently painless and inexhaustible payoffs from expanding the scope of legalized gambling.

Washington Post