Masked volunteers hand out unemployment information to people in cars

We Are the Economy

People need more than a check. They need a new economy. The Roosevelt Rundown is an email series featuring the Roosevelt Institute’s top stories of the week. The CARES Act and Beyond The coronavirus crisis has now eliminated over 22 million jobs—about the same amount created in the decade since the Great Recession. The CARES

The Inequality of COVID-19

How the coronavirus crisis is exacerbating structural injustice. The Roosevelt Rundown is an email series featuring the Roosevelt Institute’s top stories of the week. Dismantling Inequality and Building Economic Resilience As the New York Times editorial board writes in a new series on inequality and a post-COVID economy, “the coronavirus pandemic has laid bare once

Keep People on Payrolls

And protect unemployed and self-employed Americans. The Roosevelt Rundown is an email series featuring the Roosevelt Institute’s top stories of the week. Preserving Payrolls and Supporting Unemployed People This week’s economic news has been sobering beyond precedent: 10 million Americans filed unemployment claims in the last two weeks alone, and Oxford economists project that 20

We are in a moment of a true emergency, with a government-induced shutdown of the economy in effect in order to tackle the global COVID-19 pandemic. The coronavirus is wreaking havoc on our country especially, with nearly 150,000 cases reported to date and no signs of slowing in the immediate future. As medical professionals and

Stimulus Is Not Enough

Learning from the Great Recession and World War II. The Roosevelt Rundown is an email series featuring the Roosevelt Institute’s top stories of the week. Beyond the CARES Act With more confirmed coronavirus cases than any other nation and a record 3.3 million unemployment claims filed last week, the American economy is in free fall.

Building a more resilient economy. The Roosevelt Rundown is an email series featuring the Roosevelt Institute’s top stories of the week. A Forward-Thinking Policy Response to the Coronavirus Recession Mass layoffs, record unemployment claims, and an unprecedented demand shock: With GDP projected to decline at least 5 percent this quarter, the coronavirus pandemic has turned

Government can do things markets can’t or won’t. The Roosevelt Rundown is an email series featuring the Roosevelt Institute’s top stories of the week. The Lessons of COVID-19 Uniquely ill-equipped for the coronavirus pandemic after steep funding cuts, the US is learning anew why public investment and worker protections matter. “In the absence of paid

Women Need Power

Representation is key. The Roosevelt Rundown is an email series featuring the Roosevelt Institute’s top stories of the week. The Fight Goes On On Thursday, Sen. Elizabeth Warren exited the 2020 presidential race, leaving two white men as the frontrunners and many women across the progressive movement wondering what path, if any, a progressive woman

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Beyond Black History Month

Centering Blackness to dismantle racism. The Roosevelt Rundown is an email series featuring the Roosevelt Institute’s top stories of the week. Why Reparations Are a National Debt Previewing their forthcoming book, From Here to Equality: Reparations for Black Americans in the 21st Century, Roosevelt Senior Fellow Sandy Darity and folklorist Kirsten Mullen write for the

About That Trump Budget

The economy needs more public investment, not less. The Roosevelt Rundown is an email series featuring the Roosevelt Institute’s top stories of the week. The Trump Budget Would Be an Economic Calamity President Trump’s 2021 budget could push the American economy to the brink of recession, Roosevelt Fellow Michael Linden argues in an op-ed for