Roosevelt Rundown Recommends

May 20, 2020

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