Ambitious tax reform is top of many minds this primary season. A wealth tax has emerged as one of the defining issues of the campaign, and many of the bold public programs envisioned by progressives rely on new or higher taxes on the wealthy and corporations. One tax idea that is gaining more attention is

Addressing the hidden rules of gender means taxing the patriarchy. The Roosevelt Rundown is an email series featuring the Roosevelt Institute’s top stories of the week. The Tax Code’s Hidden Rules of Gender To advance gender (and racial) equity, we must reform the tax code, as the National Women’s Law Center (NWLC) and co-partners explore

Reclaiming public power can combat a neoliberal crisis. The Roosevelt Rundown is an email series featuring the Roosevelt Institute’s top stories of the week. How Neoliberalism Drives the Climate Crisis “Our best chance at tackling the climate crisis may well be to transcend neoliberalism,” Roosevelt Fellow Mark Paul and Colorado State University’s Anders Fremstad write

Spoiler alert: Every 2020 climate plan is affordable. The Roosevelt Rundown is an email series featuring the Roosevelt Institute’s top stories of the week. Why We Can Afford a Green New Deal Combatting the climate crisis isn’t just affordable; it can boost an economy that’s been operating below capacity. As Roosevelt Fellow JW Mason and

And more public spending is good for the economy, too. The Roosevelt Rundown is an email series featuring the Roosevelt Institute’s top stories of the week. Why We Need More Public Spending The climate crisis will cost our economy more than we think. As professors Dr. Naomi Oreskes and Nicholas Stern write in a New

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

If there can be listicles about the best burrito in every state, why not about the 2020 election?  “Last week, Ellen DeGeneres was criticized after she and former President George W. Bush were seen laughing together at a football game. Ellen defended their friendship, saying, ‘We’re all different, and I think that we’ve forgotten that

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: October 14, 2019 Experts Call for a Greater Focus on the Economy in the Fourth Democratic Debate; Warn Against Relying on Faulty Economic Ideas  Ahead of the fourth Democratic primary presidential debate, Dr. Heather Boushey, Chris Hughes, Michael Linden, and Dr. Felicia Wong, the heads of four institutions that focus on the

Happy 135th birthday, Eleanor! The Roosevelt Rundown is an email series featuring the Roosevelt Institute’s top 5 stories of the week. 2019 Four Freedoms Awards This past weekend, Roosevelt hosted its biennial Four Freedoms Awards ceremony at the FDR Presidential Library & Museum in Hyde Park, New York. Celebrating the legacy of Franklin and Eleanor,

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