Many Americans feel the pinch (or crushing burden) of high housing costs. This issue is a top priority for most Americans—91 percent say “stable affordable housing is very or one of the most important things that affect people’s security and well-being.” Housing isn’t a commodity: It’s a necessity. Every person needs a safe and quality

The Roosevelt Rundown is an email series featuring the Roosevelt Institute’s top 5 stories of the week. 1. The Origins of the Racial Wealth Gap As part of its 1619 Project analyzing the legacy of American slavery, the New York Times Magazine examines the 400 years of policy choices that have driven the racial wealth

The Democratic presidential candidates have elevated a host of big ideas this primary cycle and, in doing so, have challenged decades of conventional wisdom in US policymaking. As press and pundits warn of an imminent recession, it is time for them to take on flawed assumptions that have guided the mismanagement of our macroeconomy for

The past two Democratic presidential primary debates focused on a number of problems that are important to voters, including gun violence, climate change, health care, and immigration. It was a good opportunity to hear what the candidates want America’s future to look like. At the next debate, however, the moderators should press the candidates on

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The Roosevelt Rundown is an email series featuring the Roosevelt Institute’s top 5 stories of the week. 1. The Dirt on Big Agriculture Through “A New Farm Economy,” an agricultural policy plan released this week, Sen. Elizabeth Warren (D-MA) aims to dismantle the concentrated power of Big Agriculture, replace federal subsidies with a supply management

The Roosevelt Rundown is an email series featuring the Roosevelt Institute’s top 5 stories of the week. 1. #GoodPolicyGoodPolitics Progressive policies aren’t just good governance; they’re good politics, as Roosevelt President and CEO Felicia Wong argues in a blog post about this week’s Democratic debates. The proof is in the polls: Most Americans—and many Republicans—support

In advance of tonight’s debate, a few prominent commentators and political figures—most recently former Chicago Mayor Rahm Emmanuel—have taken the current presidential field to task. These critics argue that candidates are taking policy positions that are too far outside the mainstream for any general election standard bearer. But the critics are simply wrong. Many different

The Roosevelt Rundown is an email series featuring the Roosevelt Institute’s top 5 stories of the week. 1. Remembering Héctor Figueroa In a guest contribution for On Labor, Roosevelt Fellow Brishen Rogers pays tribute to the late Héctor Figueroa, former president of the Local 32BJ of the Service Employees International Union (SEIU) and Roger’s former

The Roosevelt Rundown is an email series featuring the Roosevelt Institute’s top 5 stories of the week. 1. Reimagining the Rules of Race A Wall Street Journal profile of Roosevelt Fellows William Darity Jr. and Darrick Hamilton explores their groundbreaking theories on stratification economics and charts the increasing ubiquity of their racial wealth gap solutions

The Roosevelt Rundown is an email series featuring the Roosevelt Institute’s top 5 stories of the week. 1. Fed Up: The Death of the Phillips Curve Federal Reserve Chair Jerome Powell testified before the Financial Services Committee on Wednesday and was met with sharp questions from committee members, including Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-NY) and Rep.