Roosevelt Rundown Recommends
May 20, 2020
By Matt Hughes
What to watch, read, and listen to over the long weekend.
The regular Roosevelt Rundown will be back next Friday. We wish you and yours a happy and safe Memorial Day weekend!
What We’re Watching
Paul Krugman on the Dangerous Return to Austerity and How to Stop It – Groundwork Collaborative
Nobel Prize-Winning Economist: US Needs a Vision for Post-Coronavirus Economy – The Last Word with Lawrence O’Donnell
[Roosevelt Chief] Economist Stiglitz on Covid-19 Impact on Jobs, Government Stimulus, Supply and Demand – Bloomberg TV
Mrs. America – Hulu
And tomorrow at 11 a.m. ET, learn what FedAccounts are and why we need them in stimulus legislation during a virtual briefing co-hosted by Roosevelt, Take on Wall Street, and Americans for Financial Reform—and featuring Sen. Sherrod Brown (D-OH). RSVP now.
What We’re Reading
Bipartisan Commission Offers Blueprint for Fed, Treasury Oversight (featuring Roosevelt’s Bharat Ramamurti) – Politico
How COVID-19 Overwhelmed the American State (featuring Roosevelt’s Mike Konczal) – HuffPost
They’re Coming for Our Birth Control—and Lying About It (by Roosevelt’s Andrea Flynn) – Ms.
Facing Adulthood with an Economic Disaster’s Lasting Scars – New York Times
The Stimulus Law’s Student Loan Payment Freezes, Explained – Vox
Coronavirus Has Proven That We Need More Young Black Policymakers (co-authored by Roosevelt’s Katie Kirchner) – Mic
The Tyranny of the Congressional Budget Office (featuring Konczal) – The Week
We Can Prevent a Great Depression. It’ll Take $10 Trillion. – The Atlantic
What We’re Listening To
Why the Market Fails in a Crisis (with Joseph Stiglitz) – Pitchfork Economics
Common Language of Emotions (with [Roosevelt’s] Mehrsa Baradaran) – Pod Save the People
Why Is the Pandemic Killing So Many Black Americans? – The Daily
“The World’s Scariest Economist” on Coronavirus, Innovation, and Purpose – The Ezra Klein Show