Our Economy, Our Government

Reclaiming power for the people will require a true, inclusive New Deal for the 21st century.  The Roosevelt Rundown is an email series featuring the Roosevelt Institute’s top stories of the week. Coming Soon: A True New Deal On Monday, the Roosevelt Institute is releasing a new foundational report that, by leading with inclusion, makes

Here’s what else government can do now. The Roosevelt Rundown is an email series featuring the Roosevelt Institute’s top stories of the week. The UI Supplement Is Necessary for Recovery On the heels of the worst economic quarter in American history, the $600-a-week unemployment insurance (UI) supplement preventing financial ruin for millions is now likely

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Extend UI and guarantee fair wages. The Roosevelt Rundown is an email series featuring the Roosevelt Institute’s top stories of the week. We Need a Fair Wage Guarantee For the one in five American workers currently drawing unemployment benefits, the end of this month brings a grim reality: the expiration of Federal Pandemic Unemployment Compensation,

Before the Flood

To avoid market collapse, we must address climate risk. The Roosevelt Rundown is an email series featuring the Roosevelt Institute’s top stories of the week. Preventing a Climate-Induced Housing Crash This week brought two major climate developments in the presidential race: a Trump administration rule absolving federal agencies from having to internalize climate risk in

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A Fair Wage Guarantee

Congress could raise workers’ wages—and rebalance power in the economy. The Roosevelt Rundown is an email series featuring the Roosevelt Institute’s top stories of the week. Raise Wages, Reverse Economic Inequity With the CARES Act’s expanded unemployment benefits set to expire by the end of the month, Congress has both an obligation and an opportunity:

The Country We Deserve

Our institutions are not immutable. The Roosevelt Rundown is an email series featuring the Roosevelt Institute’s top stories of the week. State Insurance Reforms and the Trade-Offs of a Public Option If the first wave ever ended, the second has clearly begun: This past week saw the highest volume of coronavirus cases since the pandemic

Change the paradigm by empowering Black economists. The Roosevelt Rundown is an email series featuring the Roosevelt Institute’s top stories of the week. How Economic Assumptions Uphold Racist Systems As anti-racist protests continue nationwide, Black economists are turning a mirror on the profession itself, spotlighting the assumptions and practices that have long reinforced anti-Blackness. “The

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Defend Black Life

The system won’t reform itself. The Roosevelt Rundown is an email series featuring the Roosevelt Institute’s top stories of the week. #JusticeForGeorgeFloyd The murder of George Floyd, and the historic nationwide protests that followed, has given renewed momentum to the fight against anti-Black police brutality. Against the backdrop of a global pandemic that has exacerbated

Reimagining Social Insurance

A more humane economy requires greater economic security. We at Roosevelt are mourning the continued assault on Black lives, from COVID-19, police brutality, and beyond. We stand in solidarity with you. How Unemployment Insurance Supports Economic Freedom The CARES Act’s expansion of the unemployment insurance system—though flawed—has been vital for the more than 40 million

Roosevelt Rundown Recommends

What to watch, read, and listen to over the long weekend. The regular Roosevelt Rundown will be back next Friday. We wish you and yours a happy and safe Memorial Day weekend! What We’re Watching Paul Krugman on the Dangerous Return to Austerity and How to Stop It – Groundwork Collaborative Nobel Prize-Winning Economist: US