Matt Hughes is the editorial manager at Roosevelt Forward.

Happy 135th birthday, Eleanor! The Roosevelt Rundown is an email series featuring the Roosevelt Institute’s top 5 stories of the week. 2019 Four Freedoms Awards This past weekend, Roosevelt hosted its biennial Four Freedoms Awards ceremony at the FDR Presidential Library & Museum in Hyde Park, New York. Celebrating the legacy of Franklin and Eleanor,

Empowering workers means giving them representation in the workplace. The Roosevelt Rundown is an email series featuring the Roosevelt Institute’s top stories of the week. Giving Workers a Voice To advance worker power and curb rising inequality, we must rewrite the rules of corporate governance. One key reform: giving workers representation on corporate boards. Roosevelt

Ending the student debt crisis can unleash economic growth. The Roosevelt Rundown is an email series featuring the Roosevelt Institute’s top stories of the week. The Benefits of Student Debt Relief According to a new study on student debt, “Following debt relief, distressed borrowers reduce their indebtedness by 26 percent and are 11 percent less

The movement for structural change takes to the streets. The Roosevelt Rundown is an email series featuring the Roosevelt Institute’s top stories of the week. Two Strikes Across the nation, workers are making their voices heard this week. Nearly 50,000 General Motors workers have been on strike since Monday, fighting to increase pay and job

Roosevelt Rundown: Debate *This*

Here’s what the 2020 candidates should be talking about. The Roosevelt Rundown is an email series featuring the Roosevelt Institute’s top 5 stories of the week. 1. The Racial Wealth Gap and Student Debt Due to structural racism, the $1.6 trillion student debt crisis is especially harmful for Black students and families, who pay more,

A green economy can remedy racial injustice. The Roosevelt Rundown is an email series featuring the Roosevelt Institute’s top 5 stories of the week. 1. How Progressives Are Shaping the Climate Conversation This week’s CNN town hall event proved two things: Climate change is—rightfully—a defining issue of the 2020 presidential race, and the contenders have

Progressive industrial policy is the ticket. The Roosevelt Rundown is an email series featuring the Roosevelt Institute’s top 5 stories of the week. 1. How We Prioritize Labor in Trade The Democratic presidential candidates are increasingly in agreement: Progressive industrial policy is the next frontier of trade. As Roosevelt Fellow Todd Tucker writes, Beto O’Rourke’s

Momentum Is Building Against Shareholder-First Ideology The Roosevelt Rundown is an email series featuring the Roosevelt Institute’s top 5 stories of the week. 1. The End of Shareholder Dominance After 50 years, shareholder-first dogma is finally waning. This week, in their “Statement on the Purpose of a Corporation,” America’s leading CEOs declared that corporations must

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 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