Last night Ivanka Trump, Republican candidate Donald J. Trump’s daughter and political partner-in-chief, was warm and poised, portraying her father as all that at least some would want him, as a presidential candidate, to be: A fighter, but generous. Tough, but caring. Strong, but empathetic. And in the middle of this performance of increasing superlatives,

We—Marshall Steinbaum, who has recently joined the Roosevelt Institute as a visiting fellow, and Mike Konczal—have a new working paper out titled Declining Entrepreneurship, Labor Mobility, and Business Dynamism: A Demand-side Approach. We hope you check it out! We think it adds some important evidence on an unfolding debate. Here is a great write-up by Anna Louie Sussman

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

A healthy financial system is crucial to a stable and productive market economy. But after decades of deregulation, the U.S. financial system has turned into a highly speculative system that has failed spectacularly at doing its job. My new report, “Overcharged: The High Cost of High Finance,” written with Juan Montecino and published by the

In April, Gretchen Morgenson boldly called out the hypocrisy of BlackRock pillorying corporate short-termism while the investment giant simultaneously approved more than 96 percent of executive pay packages last fiscal year. She also described one BlackRock investor’s intrepid campaign to better align the company’s supposed philosophy with its executive pay practices: Stephen Silberstein, a retired

The Roosevelt Institute and the Kauffman Foundation have jointly released a new e-book, The Good Economy, co-written by Roosevelt Senior Fellow Bo Cutter, Kauffman Vice President Dane Stangler, and Council on Foreign Relations Adjunct Senior Fellow Robert Litan. The book, which explores different economic futures facing the United States, offers a corrective to much of today’s

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Next American Economy

Guided by the belief that the U.S. is in the midst of an economic transformation on par with the Industrial Revolution, Roosevelt’s Next American Economy project seeks to identify the trends and challenges that will shape our economy over the next 25 years in order to better inform the policy decisions we must make today.

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The American Genius looked at how the gig economy is going to change the overall economy in the years to come and cited Roosevelt’s Next American Economy project in it’s analysis. According to a new report by the Roosevelt Institute and the Kauffman Foundation, our economy will be “scarcely recognizable” in 25 years. Read Workers

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In the final installment of our “Good Economy of 2040” video series, we hear from Natalie Foster, co-founder of Peers.org and Rebuild the Dream. In order to ensure a good economy in 25 years, Foster would reimagine the safety net for the 21st century. “It’s important that we stop thinking about jobs and start talking

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This week, Marina Gorbis from the Institute for the Future presents her idea on the best way to ensure a good economy in 25 years: Let’s get money out of politics. “We need to get money out of politics. Unless we do that, it will be hard to work on any other issue. It’s a

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