The Roosevelt Rundown is an email series featuring the Roosevelt Institute’s top 5 stories of the week.   1. Ending Inequality For The Washington Post, political reporter Jeff Stein reviews 12 ideas—some progressive, and some … not so much—to foster economic equality in the United States. The proposal from Roosevelt Fellow Darrick Hamilton and Senior

The Roosevelt Rundown is an email series featuring the Roosevelt Institute’s top 5 stories of the week.   1. How Companies Exercise Market Power For The Week, national correspondent Ryan Cooper reviews the findings in Powerless, Roosevelt’s in-depth report on market power from Research Director Marshall Steinbaum, Program Manager Eric Harris Bernstein, and former Research

The Roosevelt Rundown is an email series featuring the Roosevelt Institute’s top 5 stories of the week.   1. Americans Are Powerless in Today’s Economy In an in-depth report from Roosevelt’s Marshall Steinbaum, Eric Harris Bernstein, and John Sturm, we outline the rise of market power in the U.S. and explain how 40 years of

The Roosevelt Rundown is an email series featuring the Roosevelt Institute’s top 5 stories of the week.   1. Toxic Corporate Behavior on the Rise There has been a drastic increase in stock buybacks since the passage of Trump’s corporate tax cuts, but this practice has been a problem in the U.S. for decades. In

The Roosevelt Rundown is an email series featuring the Roosevelt Institute’s top 5 stories of the week.   1. Gutting Key Consumer Protections On the 10th anniversary of the Bear Stearns collapse, Senate Republicans joined with more than a few Senate Democrats to roll back key components of the Dodd-Frank Act. Consumer advocates and financial reform

The Roosevelt Rundown is an email series featuring the Roosevelt Institute’s top 5 stories of the week.   1. Stopping Soaring Stock Buybacks Stock buybacks are both a symptom and a cause of the high-profit, low-wage economy we see today. Although companies have engaged in the practice of purchasing their own stock to increase share prices

The Roosevelt Rundown is an email series featuring the Roosevelt Institute’s top 5 stories of the week.   1. The Latest Assault on Dodd-Frank The Trump administration is actively building a scam economy, putting banks first and leaving consumers at risk. Vox reviews the ongoing attempts to dismantle the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB), with a

The Roosevelt Rundown is an email series featuring the Roosevelt Institute’s top 5 stories of the week.   1. Rebuilding a Broken Link For The Capital Times, Roosevelt Vice President of Research and Policy Nell Abernathy and Congressman Mark Pocan (D-WI) examine the fissured link between corporate profits and worker prosperity. To help solve the

The Roosevelt Rundown is an email series featuring the Roosevelt Institute’s top 5 stories of the week. 1. Weak on Infrastructure This week, the Trump administration released its highly anticipated infrastructure plan—and it’s a gimmick. The proposed $200 billion in “new” investments will be paid for with cuts to existing infrastructure programs. “All told, he’s

The Roosevelt Rundown is an email series featuring the Roosevelt Institute’s top 5 stories of the week. 1. A Better Solution to the Student Debt Crisis Higher education is commonly viewed as a pathway for economic mobility, but rising student debt holds many Americans back. A new report from the Levy Institute, co-authored by Roosevelt