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

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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,

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

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

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 Roosevelt Rundown is an email series featuring the Roosevelt Institute’s top 5 stories of the week. 1. The Dirt on Big Agriculture Through “A New Farm Economy,” an agricultural policy plan released this week, Sen. Elizabeth Warren (D-MA) aims to dismantle the concentrated power of Big Agriculture, replace federal subsidies with a supply management

The Roosevelt Rundown is an email series featuring the Roosevelt Institute’s top 5 stories of the week. 1. #GoodPolicyGoodPolitics Progressive policies aren’t just good governance; they’re good politics, as Roosevelt President and CEO Felicia Wong argues in a blog post about this week’s Democratic debates. The proof is in the polls: Most Americans—and many Republicans—support

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