In advance of tonight’s debate, a few prominent commentators and political figures—most recently former Chicago Mayor Rahm Emmanuel—have taken the current presidential field to task. These critics argue that candidates are taking policy positions that are too far outside the mainstream for any general election standard bearer. But the critics are simply wrong. Many different

The Roosevelt Rundown is an email series featuring the Roosevelt Institute’s top 5 stories of the week. 1. Remembering Héctor Figueroa In a guest contribution for On Labor, Roosevelt Fellow Brishen Rogers pays tribute to the late Héctor Figueroa, former president of the Local 32BJ of the Service Employees International Union (SEIU) and Roger’s former

The Roosevelt Rundown is an email series featuring the Roosevelt Institute’s top 5 stories of the week. 1. Reimagining the Rules of Race A Wall Street Journal profile of Roosevelt Fellows William Darity Jr. and Darrick Hamilton explores their groundbreaking theories on stratification economics and charts the increasing ubiquity of their racial wealth gap solutions

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.

The Roosevelt Rundown is an email series featuring the Roosevelt Institute’s top 5 stories of the week. We’re skipping next week’s rundown to celebrate the Fourth of July holiday, but we’ll be back on Friday, July 12. 1. New Rules, New Politics The American people increasingly understand that the private sector has captured our economy,

The Roosevelt Rundown is an email series featuring the Roosevelt Institute’s top 5 stories of the week.  1. Juneteenth 2019 People across the US celebrated Juneteenth on Wednesday, an annual holiday that commemorates the abolition of slavery. For the blog, Roosevelt Fellow Rakeen Mabud tells the story of Juneteenth and outlines the legacy of slavery

The Roosevelt Rundown is an email series featuring the Roosevelt Institute’s top 5 stories of the week. 1. Decarbonizing the US Economy Policymakers cannot continue to meet major challenges with short-term, marginal tweaks, especially when it comes to the climate crisis. Today, Roosevelt Fellows Mark Paul and JW Mason and Anders Fremstad of Colorado State University

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: June 11, 2019 CONTACT: Jack D’Amato, media@voterstudygroup.org Ariela Weinberger, aweinberger@rooseveltinstitute.org New Report Shows That Democrats Are More Unified Than Republicans on Views About the Economy Ahead of the 2020 elections, survey data indicates that independents and low-income Republicans could be moving toward Democrats WASHINGTON—(BUSINESS WIRE)—The media narrative heading into the 2020 presidential

The Roosevelt Rundown is an email series featuring the Roosevelt Institute’s top 5 stories of the week. 1. Why Walmart Should Put Workers on Its Board The average Walmart employee earns $25,000 a year, while the owners of Walmart, the Walton family, make $25,000 a day. On Wednesday, the company hosted its shareholders’ meeting and

The Roosevelt Rundown is an email series featuring the Roosevelt Institute’s top 5 stories of the week. 1. Regressive Tax Policy Fails Again The Trump administration’s 2017 tax law gave corporations a choice. As expected, they chose extractive activities that benefit already-wealthy shareholders, CEOs, and senior executives instead of paying everyday workers more. “Congressional Research