Last week, Agriculture Secretary Sonny Perdue told struggling Wisconsin dairy farmers, “In America, the big get bigger and the small go out.” In response, Jerry Volenec, a fifth-generation dairy farmer, told the Associated Press, “What I heard today from the Secretary of Agriculture is that there’s no place for me.” At the heart of Perdue’s

When it comes to taming the top and empowering the public, Mehrsa Baradaran is leading the way—on many fronts—and we at Roosevelt are proud to announce that she is joining our team of outstanding fellows.  As a professor of law, author, and forward-thinking game changer, Baradaran’s work covers key issues, including banking law, financial inclusion,

Tomorrow, the 10 remaining presidential candidates in the Democratic primary will take to one stage for the third primary debate. Missing from the debate stage will be Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand (D-NY), whose exit from the primary field leaves a critical void—and preceded that of many men who would have been missed far less. Many of

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

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.

The passage of the Republican tax law was a brutal blow, but the progressive fight against it was not without victories. And for the first time in generations, the elite consensus on what makes good tax policy has crumbled. As progressives, we cannot let the Trump tax law stand. But to simply call for the

The Women’s March on Washington has released an incredibly bold and progressive policy platform that lays out a clear vision for a fairer and more inclusive future. In taking on such a wide slate of policy issues, the platform acknowledges that the rules of our society and our economy are, at their core, deeply gendered and

Over the course of the long presidential primary and the general election, there have been remarkably few debate questions regarding issues that disproportionately impact women and families. Yet women are a critical voting bloc: The single women’s vote helped usher Obama into his second term, and women are, after all, half the population. Not to

Last night, Ivanka Trump claimed that as president, her father would fight for equal pay, affordable childcare, and labor laws that lead to greater equity for women and working families. One of three things was happening here: (a) She accidentally took a page from Hillary Clinton’s playbook; (b) Donald Trump has an entire women’s platform