We believe our generation has the most to lose or gain in this election. That’s why we came together to build the Next Generation Blueprint for 2016. Crowdsourced from more than 1,000 people in our network from 160+ cities, colleges, and universities, the Blueprint makes a bold claim: It matters who rewrites the rules, not just
Inequality is a choice. Since the 1980s, trickle-down economics has shrunk the middle class and increased the concentration of wealth at the top. But it doesn’t have to be this way: We can rewrite the rules that structure our economy and society to promote both stronger growth and shared prosperity. More and more Americans are
The American economy has changed dramatically over the last 35 years, and finance and wealth have been at the epicenter of that transformation. Roosevelt’s work in this area explores how the explosive growth of the financial sector has increased inequality and hurt the overall economy, why wealth has become increasingly concentrated in the hands of
Guided by the belief that the U.S. is in the midst of an economic transformation on par with the Industrial Revolution, Roosevelt’s Next American Economy project seeks to identify the trends and challenges that will shape our economy over the next 25 years in order to better inform the policy decisions we must make today.
The drivers of inequality are complex — but not all of our solutions have to be. The Rethinking Communities project gives students the tools to work with their institutions of higher learning and communities to identify and advance solutions that promote broadly shared economic progress. The project focuses on anchor institutions, a term for large employers such
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
The Roosevelt Institute seeks to develop a new set of labor rules and institutions that will expand economic security and opportunity in the 21st century workplace. The modern U.S. economy—powered by sectors excluded from labor protections, fueled by global supply chains, organized through sub-contracting and online platforms—hardly resembles the economy of the mid-20th century, when
From student loan debt to economic inequality, the way forward on today’s biggest political challenges is in reimagining and rewriting the rules. As a national network of emerging thinkers and doers with a decade of policy experience under our belts, Roosevelters are ready to take up the charge. The 10 Ideas series is Roosevelt’s premier student publication, featuring the