Eric Harris Bernstein is a Program Manager for Roosevelt Forward. Follow him on Twitter @erichbernstein.

Over the summer, when Michelle Miller and I were working on our paper, “New Frontiers of Worker Power: Challenges and Opportunities in the Modern Economy,” we deliberated over whether or not to include the following paragraph, which outlines the potential for gig economy platforms and other technologically advanced firms to digitally monitor their employees and crack down on

It started last night with Politico’s coverage of Paul Ryan’s struggles to sell the border adjustment – a controversial component of his tax reform plan – to fellow Republicans. And it continued this morning, when the Kansas State Senate voted 22-18 to roll back Governor Brownback’s famed 2012 tax cuts. As a progressive in favor of reasonable tax

UPDATE: Shortly after posting, Andrew Puzder’s nomination for Secretary of Labor was withdrawn. Although we are not optimistic that Donald Trump will now throw his support behind a strongly pro-worker appointee, we take this as an important victory for American workers—if for no other reason than that it would be hard to find a much

I cannot claim complete sobriety during last night’s third and final presidential debate, but I also do not think that any amount of alertness would have helped me understand how more than two-fifths of American voters plan to cast their vote in support of Donald Trump on November 28th.  So, absent any logical reason to vote for Trump,

Earlier this month, The New York Times revealed a $916 million loss on Donald Trump’s 1995 tax return. Expert analysis and common sense suggest that Trump used this loss to offset most, if not all, of his federal tax liability for the next 15 years as well as the preceding three, as the Internal Revenue

If you caught Fox News commentator Rudy Giuliani’s frothing rhetoric on Monday Night Raw the first night of the Republican National Convention, then you might be wondering when to expect the galloping four horsemen of the apocalypse, or asking yourself how long before the stomping hooves of Satan’s legions becomes audible as their march reaches the gates of modern civilization.

For too long, progressive policymakers have abandoned their foundational belief in broad taxes, universal programs, and collective prosperity for fear of appearing pro-government. Without opposition, conservative ambition for tax-slashing and anti-government rhetoric has swollen to biblical proportions. (Literally, in the case of some late candidacies.) The most recent example is Paul Ryan’s tax plan, which proposes a

Over the last 40 years, corporate influence and trickle-down ideology have pervaded the tax code, resulting in large tax breaks for corporations and the wealthy. These low rates have failed to deliver the widespread growth that was promised, and the results for the typical American have been disastrous: Wealth at the top skyrocketed with no

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Table of Contents 1. What are “the rules”? 2. Will fighting inequality hurt growth? 3. Isn’t government part of the problem? Won’t more government intervention stifle business growth and the free market? 4. Why tax the rich more? Why should we punish people for having success? 5. What does inequality matter if everyone has the

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