The Century Foundation has been producing progressive policy research and analyses for nearly 100 years — from our work on the Securities Exchange Act of 1934 to our co-sponsorship of the National Commission on Federal Election Reform under former Presidents Carter and Ford, to our 2011 task force report calling for negotiations to begin withdrawing American troops from Afghanistan.

Even though we are proud of our history, our founder Edward Filene was not nostalgic. He was always looking for today’s best idea. We’ve tried to keep his outlook in mind and we think our forward-looking work is among the best in the county.

But we’re not alone in offering thoughtful policy proposals. Filene created this foundation “pledged to disinterested effort in furthering progressive measures for the public good.” In that spirit, we want to recognize the best ideas regardless of where they start.

That’s why we’re introducing Best Reads.

Every Monday, The Century Foundation will showcase the best piece of progressive policy writing from the previous week.

What’s the best work of the week? That’s up to you.

We want your suggestions. What did you read this week that made you think? Where did you find the best research? Who is raising and answering the important policy questions?

Let us know.

To suggest a research paper, article or blog post that is the best of the week, you can leave a comment at the end of this post or on our Facebook page, email us at c[email protected] or tweet your find to #tcfbest

We will feature the #tcfbest of the week that was on the Blog of the Century. Be sure to check back to see if your selection made it.