After the launch of Rewriting the Rules of the American Economy on May 12, where Senator Elizabeth Warren described the report as “groundbreaking” the New York Times called it: An aggressive blueprint for rewriting 35 years of policies that…have led to a vast concentration of wealth among the richest Americans and an increasingly squeezed middle class.
On May 12, Roosevelt launched Rewriting the Rules, our comprehensive new economic agenda, at the National Press Club. Heralded as ground-breaking, the report provides a counter to the prevalent trickle-down economics. Author and Roosevelt Chief Economist Joseph Stiglitz was joined by Senator Elizabeth Warren and Mayor Bill de Blasio at the launch event. We were joined by
Inequality is a choice—one that we make with the rules we create to structure our society and economy. In this report, Roosevelt Chief Economist and Nobel laureate Joseph Stiglitz, joined by co-authors Nell Abernathy, Adam Hersh, Susan Holmberg, and Mike Konczal, exposes the link between the rapidly rising fortunes of America’s wealthiest citizens and increasing economic