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

Ambitious tax reform is top of many minds this primary season. A wealth tax has emerged as one of the defining issues of the campaign, and many of the bold public programs envisioned by progressives rely on new or higher taxes on the wealthy and corporations. One tax idea that is gaining more attention is

Reclaiming public power can combat a neoliberal crisis. The Roosevelt Rundown is an email series featuring the Roosevelt Institute’s top stories of the week. How Neoliberalism Drives the Climate Crisis “Our best chance at tackling the climate crisis may well be to transcend neoliberalism,” Roosevelt Fellow Mark Paul and Colorado State University’s Anders Fremstad write

Last week, Agriculture Secretary Sonny Perdue told struggling Wisconsin dairy farmers, “In America, the big get bigger and the small go out.” In response, Jerry Volenec, a fifth-generation dairy farmer, told the Associated Press, “What I heard today from the Secretary of Agriculture is that there’s no place for me.” At the heart of Perdue’s

The Democratic presidential candidates have elevated a host of big ideas this primary cycle and, in doing so, have challenged decades of conventional wisdom in US policymaking. As press and pundits warn of an imminent recession, it is time for them to take on flawed assumptions that have guided the mismanagement of our macroeconomy for

Roosevelt Fellow Andrea Flynn talked to the US News and World report about Roosevelt’s recent polling showing 83 percent percent of Americans, including 85 percent of independents and 67 percent of Republicans, want employers to provide their employees with paid family and sick leave. “American workers and families are just ready for it.” The article

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Women and Families

Today in America and across the globe, women’s equality remains an aspiration, not a reality. Much has been accomplished since the World Conference on Women held in Beijing twenty years ago. But much also remains to be done. In the U.S., women struggle to achieve parity and balance work and family life due to workplace

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After Marco Rubio became the first Republican candidate to release a proposal for paid family leave, Roosevelt’s Andrea Flynn took a deeper dive to analyze its impact. After using recent Roosevelt polling, which showed 83% percent of Americans, including 85% of independents and 67% of Republicans, favor paid leave, she concludes that Rubio’s plan and other GOP

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On September 17, 2015, the Roosevelt Institute and Ford Foundation hosted a launch for the book Women and Girls Rising: Progress and resistance around the world. With a keynote by Shahra Razavi of UN Women, the event also celebrated of the 20th anniversary of the historic UN Fourth World Conference on Women in Beijing. The

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After the second GOP Debate and amid continued attacks from Congressional Republicans, Roosevelt’s Andrea Flynn wrote in The Atlantic about why funding Planned Parenthood is critical for millions of women across the country. She argues that without Planned Parenthood many women in states all over the country would lose access to basic health care and

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