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

Don’t fear the deficit; fear underinvestment. The Roosevelt Rundown is an email series featuring the Roosevelt Institute’s top stories of the week. A Post-Neoliberal Foreign Policy “Today’s national security experts need to move beyond the prevailing neoliberal economic philosophy of the past 40 years,” Roosevelt Fellow Jennifer Harris and the Carnegie Endowment for International Peace’s

State of the Union

New progressives offer a temperature check. The Roosevelt Rundown is an email series featuring the Roosevelt Institute’s top stories of the week. A Progressive Response to SOTU In response to a State of the Union speech riddled with inaccuracies, the Progressive Caucus Action Fund served a temperature check featuring commentary from new progressivism’s leading thinkers—including

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And carrying it forward with new progressivism. The Roosevelt Rundown is an email series featuring the Roosevelt Institute’s top stories of the week. Happy Birthday, Mr. President! As FDR once said, “The most serious threat to our institutions comes from those who refuse to face the need for change.” This week, we celebrate the president’s

What Trump Got Wrong at Davos

The economy isn’t working for most. The Roosevelt Rundown is an email series featuring the Roosevelt Institute’s top stories of the week. The 1 Percent President This week at the World Economic Forum’s annual Davos conference, President Trump declared that “the American dream is back bigger, better, and stronger than ever before.” In an op-ed