Future Files

April 15, 2021 [FUTURE FORUM] — Democracy Matters: The Future of Our Elections

Most Americans agree that it should be easy for every American to vote, and that our democracy works best when we all participate. But after record turnout in the 2020 election, a voter suppression campaign of historic proportions has emerged in state legislatures in nearly every U.S. state. This is shaping up to be a […]

February 25, 2021 [FUTURE FORUM] – Taxes Matter: Local Tax Policy and Its Impact on Prosperity

Taxes Matter: Local Tax Policy and Its Impact on Prosperity Taxes are the investments we make in the building blocks of a modern economy, but we don’t often get an opportunity to talk about the policy behind who pays taxes, how much they pay, and why. On February 25, 2021, the second Future Forum, entitled […]

January 21, 2021 [FUTURE FORUM] – Common Ground: Urban, Rural, and Suburban

Common Ground: Urban, Rural, and Suburban Throughout human history, conflict over land use has likely destroyed more communities than all natural disaster combined. In the modern era, we struggle to balance property rights with the public interest, while seeking to encourage redevelopment in disinvested areas, preserve natural assets, and create living wage jobs, affordable housing, […]

Welcome to Future Matters

If you think the future matters, that it really matters, more than anything else, then I want to welcome you to Future Matters. This is an advocacy organization, an activist organization, an organization with an urgent agenda, but the entry bar is very low. We all care about the future. That’s the point. When people […]