As Vice President, Research and Policy for Roosevelt Forward, Nell Abernathy manages strategy and research priorities for the think tank, and focuses her own work on U.S. economic issues, including financial regulation and the gig economy. She co-authored Rewriting the Rules of the American Economy.

Andrew Yang, a candidate for the Democratic presidential nomination, has consistently stated that a 2017 Roosevelt Institute report indicates that his “freedom dividend,” which provides $1,000 month to all Americans, will grow the economy significantly and create millions of jobs.  Given the high stakes of the presidential primary and Mr. Yang’s repeated citation of Roosevelt’s

Industrial policy has “united the left and right,” Julius Krein wrote in the New York Times Tuesday. In this moment of deep political division, any policy agreement is worth highlighting. But just because the left and right are both using the language of industrial policy, doesn’t mean we have the same vision for how it

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

In a presidential race where both candidates disputed the tenets of free trade, attacked tax loopholes for hedge funds, and promised big infrastructure plans, it seemed possible that the election served as a death knell for neo-liberalism in American politics. Even after the inauguration, some pundits and politicos, not to mention voters, believed Trump to

It seems like everyone is a resister these days (at least in my liberal coastal bubble), and there is so much to resist that I’ve had to rank my outrage. Is the danger immediate? Will people die? Does this fundamentally undermine the institutions of democracy? This scale has weighted my protests—and those of many of

Untamed: How to Check Corporate, Financial, and Monopoly Power outlines a policy agenda designed to rewrite the rules that shape the corporate and financial sectors and improve implementation and enforcement of existing regulations. This report, edited by Nell Abernathy, Mike Konczal, and Kathryn Milani, builds on recent analysis of economic inequality and on our 2015

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