When the federal government shuts down, many problematic repercussions follow. But there is another, more insidious effect of shutdowns: They hurt Americans’ views of government, of the public good and even of the possibility of change. This damage persists well after government operations resume.
OPINION: The Invisible Contest Beneath Our Elections
It’s 2023, and what felt like a colossal midterm election now feels far, far behind us. As we move into this new year, it’s been interesting to observe how quickly our public discourse has...
Culture Change Project: understanding culture and how to shift it
Since May 2020, FrameWorks has been tracking a set of deep and dominant American cultural mindsets. We are finding that mindsets have in fact changed since the beginning of the pandemic and, in...
Framing: the science of effective communication
The way we position our communications can be the difference between ideas cutting through and having their intended effect, and backfiring and having unintended consequences. This presentation...