Lew Daly is Director of the Sustainable Progress Initiative and Senior Fellow at Demos. He is leading a multi-year project on implementation of “Beyond GDP” metrics in federal- and state-level governance in the United States and also manages a research program on economic alternatives to mass consumerism. Lew is co-author of a recent Demos report, Beyond GDP: New Measures for a New Economy, and was previously Director of Demos’s Fellows Program, having come to Demos as a Senior Fellow in 2007.
In addition to his program work, Lew writes on religion and economic policy as well as welfare-state development. His recent books include Unjust Deserts: How the Rich are Taking our Common Inheritance (with Gar Alperovitz, The New Press, 2008), which proposes a new theory of distributive justice for the era of the knowledge economy, and God's Economy: Faith-Based Initiatives and the Caring State (University of Chicago Press, 2009), a comparative study of church-state law and welfare governance in Europe and the United States. He has published articles, reviews, and commentary in many publications, including Newsweek, Democracy, Policy Review, Commonweal, Boston Review, Dissent, and Tikkun. His work has been covered in The Wall Street Journal, The Financial Times, The Weekly Standard, The Christian Century, Commonweal, and The Nation, among others. Lew is a frequent guest on radio programs, a guest contributor at Front Porch Republic, co-editor of a series of on-line forums with The Democratic Strategist, and an editorial consultant to the Economic Crisis Study Team of the Presbyterian Church USA. He was previously a senior fellow of the Schumann Center for Media & Democracy, where he worked closely with then president Bill Moyers on special projects.