FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: June 11, 2019 CONTACT: Jack D’Amato, media@voterstudygroup.org Ariela Weinberger, aweinberger@rooseveltinstitute.org New Report Shows That Democrats Are More Unified Than Republicans on Views About the Economy Ahead of the 2020 elections, survey data indicates that independents and low-income Republicans could be moving toward Democrats WASHINGTON—(BUSINESS WIRE)—The media narrative heading into the 2020 presidential

Two years after the United States elected Donald Trump to the presidency—a wealthy reality TV star famously accused of assaulting multiple women, scamming his way into fortune, and whose campaign was built on racism and stoking the racial fear and resentment of white Americans—voters returned to the polls in record numbers, with record-breaking turnout from

Over the last few weeks, women across the country who I’ve talked to all expressed a feeling of anxiety and terror as we witnessed America’s institutions edge closer and closer to what feels like an actual breaking point. As we ripped open our deepest wounds to lay bare for society the true, real experience of

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 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

Untamed: How to Check Corporate, Financial, and Monopoly Power outlines a policy agenda designed to rewrite the rules that shape the corporate and financial sectors and improve implementation and enforcement of existing regulations. This report, edited by Nell Abernathy, Mike Konczal, and Kathryn Milani, builds on recent analysis of economic inequality and on our 2015

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Rewriting the Racial Rules: Building an Inclusive American Economy argues that, in order to understand racial and economic inequality among black Americans, we must acknowledge the racial rules that undergird our economy and society. Those rules—laws, policies, institutions, regulations, and normative practices—are the driving force behind the patently unequal life chances and opportunities for too many individuals. In

Rethinking Regulation

A more inclusive economy depends on an inclusive political process. Regulatory agencies are central institutions in economic policymaking, yet regulators remain vulnerable to undue political influence from established business and industry interests. How then can we reinvent regulation to be more accountable and responsive to the public at large? This white paper provides a progressive framework for addressing

Municipal Banking: An Overview

This report lays out a broad framework for how municipalities can establish, fund, and operate publicly owned municipal banks based on principles of egalitarian, redistributive justice, worker rights, and more ecologically sound urban development. While this paper focuses on the potential for cities to create publicly owned banks, many of the core principles involved also apply

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The Roosevelt Institute’s annual 10 Ideas series is the largest undergraduate policy journal, sharing locally-generated student ideas from across the country to create policy change. 10 Ideas for Defense & Diplomacy, 2016 by Roosevelt Campus Network