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

The HEROES Act, Explained

An equitable response to the COVID-19 pandemic requires structural change. The Roosevelt Rundown is an email series featuring the Roosevelt Institute’s top stories of the week. Austerity Is Not the Answer The need for structural policy change has never been clearer. Nearly 40 percent of low-income American households have now experienced job loss during a

The Economy of Tomorrow

Old ideas won’t solve this unprecedented crisis. The Roosevelt Rundown is an email series featuring the Roosevelt Institute’s top stories of the week. Post-Neoliberalism, Post-Pandemic The Labor Department’s latest unemployment report confirms what over 33 million Americans have experienced firsthand in the last two months: We are in the worst economic crisis since the Great

It’s not too late to make better policy choices. The Roosevelt Rundown is an email series featuring the Roosevelt Institute’s top stories of the week. Preserving Lives and Livelihoods In the past six weeks, one in five Americans employed in February lost their jobs, and over 60,000 lost their lives to COVID-19. As Roosevelt Chief

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Empower Workers Now

Give frontline workers a voice in our nation’s pandemic response. The Roosevelt Rundown is an email series featuring the Roosevelt Institute’s top stories of the week. Building Worker Voice on the Frontlines The dual crises of COVID-19 continued to ravage the nation this week, with deaths now surpassing 50,000 and unemployment claims topping 26 million.

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We Are the Economy

People need more than a check. They need a new economy. The Roosevelt Rundown is an email series featuring the Roosevelt Institute’s top stories of the week. The CARES Act and Beyond The coronavirus crisis has now eliminated over 22 million jobs—about the same amount created in the decade since the Great Recession. The CARES

The Inequality of COVID-19

How the coronavirus crisis is exacerbating structural injustice. The Roosevelt Rundown is an email series featuring the Roosevelt Institute’s top stories of the week. Dismantling Inequality and Building Economic Resilience As the New York Times editorial board writes in a new series on inequality and a post-COVID economy, “the coronavirus pandemic has laid bare once

Keep People on Payrolls

And protect unemployed and self-employed Americans. The Roosevelt Rundown is an email series featuring the Roosevelt Institute’s top stories of the week. Preserving Payrolls and Supporting Unemployed People This week’s economic news has been sobering beyond precedent: 10 million Americans filed unemployment claims in the last two weeks alone, and Oxford economists project that 20

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.