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

Empowering workers means giving them representation in the workplace. The Roosevelt Rundown is an email series featuring the Roosevelt Institute’s top stories of the week. Giving Workers a Voice To advance worker power and curb rising inequality, we must rewrite the rules of corporate governance. One key reform: giving workers representation on corporate boards. Roosevelt

When it comes to taming the top and empowering the public, Mehrsa Baradaran is leading the way—on many fronts—and we at Roosevelt are proud to announce that she is joining our team of outstanding fellows.  As a professor of law, author, and forward-thinking game changer, Baradaran’s work covers key issues, including banking law, financial inclusion,

Ending the student debt crisis can unleash economic growth. The Roosevelt Rundown is an email series featuring the Roosevelt Institute’s top stories of the week. The Benefits of Student Debt Relief According to a new study on student debt, “Following debt relief, distressed borrowers reduce their indebtedness by 26 percent and are 11 percent less

The movement for structural change takes to the streets. The Roosevelt Rundown is an email series featuring the Roosevelt Institute’s top stories of the week. Two Strikes Across the nation, workers are making their voices heard this week. Nearly 50,000 General Motors workers have been on strike since Monday, fighting to increase pay and job