Government can—and should—be a force that works on behalf of the common good. Yet we’ve seen our government today devolve into something that prioritizes the needs of an elite few rather than society as a whole. It has facilitated the consolidation of power of the super wealthy; supported the increased privatization of key public goods;

The Roosevelt Rundown is an email series featuring the Roosevelt Institute’s top 5 stories of the week.   1. An Institutional Response to Trump Immigration in the U.S. has always been an economic and moral issue, but the situation at the border today is a humanitarian crisis. For Politico, Roosevelt Fellow Todd N. Tucker explains

The Roosevelt Rundown is an email series featuring the Roosevelt Institute’s top 5 stories of the week.   1. Don’t Fear the Robots Roosevelt Fellow Mark Paul is challenging the narrative that large-scale technological change—or automation—will lead to fewer jobs and lower wages. In Don’t Fear the Robots: Why Automation Doesn’t Mean the End of

The Roosevelt Rundown is an email series featuring the Roosevelt Institute’s top 5 stories of the week.   1. Market Power Takes Flight Following decades of lax antitrust enforcement, the airline sector today suffers from a market power problem. In a new report, Roosevelt Research Director and Fellow Marshall Steinbaum studies the increased consolidation of

The Roosevelt Rundown is an email series featuring the Roosevelt Institute’s top 5 stories of the week.   1. California Today, America Tomorrow For Boston Review, Roosevelt President and CEO Felicia Wong examines political lessons from California—the “state of resistance.” Through a book review of Dr. Manuel Pastor’s State of Resistance: What California’s Dizzying Descent

The Roosevelt Rundown is an email series featuring the Roosevelt Institute’s top 5 stories of the week.   1. The Hidden Rules of Trump’s Tax Law In a smart, new issue brief, Roosevelt Fellows Darrick Hamilton and Michael Linden outline the four major ways that the Tax Cuts and Job Act will harm people of

The Roosevelt Rundown is an email series featuring the Roosevelt Institute’s top 5 stories of the week. After a five-month sabbatical, Roosevelt President and CEO Felicia Wong is back at the helm and leading the charge as we work to ensure the economy works for everyone.   1. Bold Versus Old For Democracy Journal, Roosevelt

The Roosevelt Rundown is an email series featuring the Roosevelt Institute’s top 5 stories of the week.   1. How Low Can Unemployment Go? In April, the unemployment rate fell below 4 percent for the first time in 18 years. Some economists argue that low unemployment can hurt the economy by spiking inflation, but Roosevelt

The passage of the Republican tax law was a brutal blow, but the progressive fight against it was not without victories. And for the first time in generations, the elite consensus on what makes good tax policy has crumbled. As progressives, we cannot let the Trump tax law stand. But to simply call for the

In a presidential race where both candidates disputed the tenets of free trade, attacked tax loopholes for hedge funds, and promised big infrastructure plans, it seemed possible that the election served as a death knell for neo-liberalism in American politics. Even after the inauguration, some pundits and politicos, not to mention voters, believed Trump to