America needs genuine infrastructure investment now more than ever—and that means more than just filling potholes. It means building the foundation for 21st century commerce, which is a long-term strategic necessity. It includes public investments in high-speed rail, universal broadband, and a carbon-reducing power grid, all of which will drive growth and help usher in

An election night survey conducted by Democracy Corps on behalf of the Roosevelt Institute finds that Roosevelt’s Rewriting the Rules message—that inequality is a choice, and that we can rewrite the rules to level the playing field and grow the economy—is a winner with voters, who strongly favor a call for bold action over the messages they heard

From climate change to immigration reform, many progressive priorities are dead on arrival with the coming of President-elect Donald J. Trump. However, there’s at least one Trump priority that overlaps in part with progressive concerns: trade policy. As Michael Moore argued in July, Trump’s successful cooptation of labor unions’ talking points on trade catapulted him

Donald Trump winning the presidential election was a genuine surprise, so it’s interesting to see how the stock market reacted to the sudden news that the Republicans will have a unified government. The market is up slightly overall, another point of evidence that what’s good for the stock market is not at all necessarily good

AT&T’s proposed $85.4 billion purchase of Time Warner has been met with skepticism from Wall Street as well as open opposition from politicians and regulators. Commentary on the merger has flagged the significant anticompetitive concerns associated with the proposed vertical integration of a content creator (Time Warner) and content distributor (AT&T) across two highly concentrated

The universal basic income: It’s an idea that has captured interest across ideologies — from libertarians to the Movement for Black Lives, from labor leaders to Silicon Valley entrepreneurs. Today, Roosevelt is excited to launch a project to investigate its effects, how it would work, and how we could make it a reality. First things

It often seems as if we live in an era of eroding democracy, and as we head into the final weeks of the 2016 election, many Americans appear dissatisfied with both major party nominees. However, democracy means more than pulling a lever once every four years. Direct democracy—everyday people making collective decisions about the issues

Secretary Clinton made a bold statement in her speech in Toledo, Ohio this week: “It’s time to rewrite the rules and make this economy fair for everyone.” Here at Roosevelt, we couldn’t agree more. But what exactly does she mean? And how do both presidential candidates measure up to our vision to rewrite the rules

Although presidential debates do play an informative role, they are presented and consumed primarily as entertainment, and Monday’s debate was no different. Unfortunately, that means the candidates touched only lightly, or not at all, on topics of great importance. Exhibit A: The Federal Reserve. Full disclosure: I’m an economic policy nerd who supports the Fed’s

How easy would it be for a President Trump to reverse trade liberalization? Pretty easy, as a new Peterson Institute report argues, and as I argued to Justin Wolfers in today’s New York Times. As the study show, tariff commitments can be reversed for national security purposes. Trade deals decades old could be exited by