Stephen Heintz

Stephen Heintz is President of the Rockefeller Brothers Fund.

Recent Articles

A New Pledge of Principles

This piece is part of the Prospect' s series on progressives' strategy over the next 40 years. To read the introduction, click here . The 2012 election is behind us, and now rhetoric must give way to reality: We are losing our way. The problems in our economy and our politics are mutually reinforcing. Rising economic inequality and loss of social mobility threaten democratic cohesion. Polarization and gridlock leave serious problems unaddressed and fuel historically low levels of confidence in government. The declining power of citizens, coupled with the growing power of narrower economic interests, often leads to policy choices that further advantage the latter over the former. The result? Continued erosion of our democracy and persistent economic dislocation. Defining the proper balance between the free market and the broad needs of society has been at the core of the liberal agenda for the last 150 years. Republican and Democratic presidents including Lincoln, the two...