Roosevelt Rundown: Debate *This*

Here’s what the 2020 candidates should be talking about. The Roosevelt Rundown is an email series featuring the Roosevelt Institute’s top 5 stories of the week. 1. The Racial Wealth Gap and Student Debt Due to structural racism, the $1.6 trillion student debt crisis is especially harmful for Black students and families, who pay more,

Tomorrow, the 10 remaining presidential candidates in the Democratic primary will take to one stage for the third primary debate. Missing from the debate stage will be Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand (D-NY), whose exit from the primary field leaves a critical void—and preceded that of many men who would have been missed far less. Many of

A green economy can remedy racial injustice. The Roosevelt Rundown is an email series featuring the Roosevelt Institute’s top 5 stories of the week. 1. How Progressives Are Shaping the Climate Conversation This week’s CNN town hall event proved two things: Climate change is—rightfully—a defining issue of the 2020 presidential race, and the contenders have

Progressive industrial policy is the ticket. The Roosevelt Rundown is an email series featuring the Roosevelt Institute’s top 5 stories of the week. 1. How We Prioritize Labor in Trade The Democratic presidential candidates are increasingly in agreement: Progressive industrial policy is the next frontier of trade. As Roosevelt Fellow Todd Tucker writes, Beto O’Rourke’s

Andrew Yang, a candidate for the Democratic presidential nomination, has consistently stated that a 2017 Roosevelt Institute report indicates that his “freedom dividend,” which provides $1,000 month to all Americans, will grow the economy significantly and create millions of jobs.  Given the high stakes of the presidential primary and Mr. Yang’s repeated citation of Roosevelt’s

Momentum Is Building Against Shareholder-First Ideology The Roosevelt Rundown is an email series featuring the Roosevelt Institute’s top 5 stories of the week. 1. The End of Shareholder Dominance After 50 years, shareholder-first dogma is finally waning. This week, in their “Statement on the Purpose of a Corporation,” America’s leading CEOs declared that corporations must

Industrial policy has “united the left and right,” Julius Krein wrote in the New York Times Tuesday. In this moment of deep political division, any policy agreement is worth highlighting. But just because the left and right are both using the language of industrial policy, doesn’t mean we have the same vision for how it

Many Americans feel the pinch (or crushing burden) of high housing costs. This issue is a top priority for most Americans—91 percent say “stable affordable housing is very or one of the most important things that affect people’s security and well-being.” Housing isn’t a commodity: It’s a necessity. Every person needs a safe and quality

The Roosevelt Rundown is an email series featuring the Roosevelt Institute’s top 5 stories of the week. 1. The Origins of the Racial Wealth Gap As part of its 1619 Project analyzing the legacy of American slavery, the New York Times Magazine examines the 400 years of policy choices that have driven the racial wealth

The Democratic presidential candidates have elevated a host of big ideas this primary cycle and, in doing so, have challenged decades of conventional wisdom in US policymaking. As press and pundits warn of an imminent recession, it is time for them to take on flawed assumptions that have guided the mismanagement of our macroeconomy for