The Country We Deserve

Our institutions are not immutable. The Roosevelt Rundown is an email series featuring the Roosevelt Institute’s top stories of the week. State Insurance Reforms and the Trade-Offs of a Public Option If the first wave ever ended, the second has clearly begun: This past week saw the highest volume of coronavirus cases since the pandemic

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To Freedom

Commemorating the promise of equality on Juneteenth. The Roosevelt Rundown is an email series featuring the Roosevelt Institute’s top stories of the week. Juneteenth and the Fight for Justice This year’s Juneteenth comes at a critical moment in our nation’s history; a global pandemic continues to disproportionately take Black lives and shutter Black-owned businesses, and

Change the paradigm by empowering Black economists. The Roosevelt Rundown is an email series featuring the Roosevelt Institute’s top stories of the week. How Economic Assumptions Uphold Racist Systems As anti-racist protests continue nationwide, Black economists are turning a mirror on the profession itself, spotlighting the assumptions and practices that have long reinforced anti-Blackness. “The

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Defend Black Life

The system won’t reform itself. The Roosevelt Rundown is an email series featuring the Roosevelt Institute’s top stories of the week. #JusticeForGeorgeFloyd The murder of George Floyd, and the historic nationwide protests that followed, has given renewed momentum to the fight against anti-Black police brutality. Against the backdrop of a global pandemic that has exacerbated

Reimagining Social Insurance

A more humane economy requires greater economic security. We at Roosevelt are mourning the continued assault on Black lives, from COVID-19, police brutality, and beyond. We stand in solidarity with you. How Unemployment Insurance Supports Economic Freedom The CARES Act’s expansion of the unemployment insurance system—though flawed—has been vital for the more than 40 million

Roosevelt Rundown Recommends

What to watch, read, and listen to over the long weekend. The regular Roosevelt Rundown will be back next Friday. We wish you and yours a happy and safe Memorial Day weekend! What We’re Watching Paul Krugman on the Dangerous Return to Austerity and How to Stop It – Groundwork Collaborative Nobel Prize-Winning Economist: US

The HEROES Act, Explained

An equitable response to the COVID-19 pandemic requires structural change. The Roosevelt Rundown is an email series featuring the Roosevelt Institute’s top stories of the week. Austerity Is Not the Answer The need for structural policy change has never been clearer. Nearly 40 percent of low-income American households have now experienced job loss during a

The Economy of Tomorrow

Old ideas won’t solve this unprecedented crisis. The Roosevelt Rundown is an email series featuring the Roosevelt Institute’s top stories of the week. Post-Neoliberalism, Post-Pandemic The Labor Department’s latest unemployment report confirms what over 33 million Americans have experienced firsthand in the last two months: We are in the worst economic crisis since the Great

It’s not too late to make better policy choices. The Roosevelt Rundown is an email series featuring the Roosevelt Institute’s top stories of the week. Preserving Lives and Livelihoods In the past six weeks, one in five Americans employed in February lost their jobs, and over 60,000 lost their lives to COVID-19. As Roosevelt Chief

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Empower Workers Now

Give frontline workers a voice in our nation’s pandemic response. The Roosevelt Rundown is an email series featuring the Roosevelt Institute’s top stories of the week. Building Worker Voice on the Frontlines The dual crises of COVID-19 continued to ravage the nation this week, with deaths now surpassing 50,000 and unemployment claims topping 26 million.