It’s time to rewrite the rules to boost investment in workers. The Roosevelt Rundown is an email series featuring the Roosevelt Institute’s top stories of the week. The Price of Stock Buybacks On Thursday, Roosevelt Institute Fellow Lenore Palladino testified before the House Committee on Financial Services for its “Examining Corporate Priorities: The Impact of
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.
Over the summer, when Michelle Miller and I were working on our paper, “New Frontiers of Worker Power: Challenges and Opportunities in the Modern Economy,” we deliberated over whether or not to include the following paragraph, which outlines the potential for gig economy platforms and other technologically advanced firms to digitally monitor their employees and crack down on
UPDATE: Shortly after posting, Andrew Puzder’s nomination for Secretary of Labor was withdrawn. Although we are not optimistic that Donald Trump will now throw his support behind a strongly pro-worker appointee, we take this as an important victory for American workers—if for no other reason than that it would be hard to find a much
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