What Bidenism Is About
September 16, 2022
The Sunny Side of Post-Neoliberalism
The Inflation Reduction Act. The CHIPS and Science Act. The Bipartisan Infrastructure Law.
Together, they’re the foundation of Bidenism, as Roosevelt President and CEO Felicia Wong discusses on today’s episode of The Ezra Klein Show.
“I think that Bidenism is still what I sort of call the sunny side of post-neoliberalism,” says Wong, “using public funds and the power of government to make life better for working people, for working Americans.”
“And I think that this team, especially the National Economic Council team, can see both public investment and antitrust as two sides of a coin.”
Next Thursday, Wong and The New Republic editor Michael Tomasky will dig into that framework with Brian Deese, Director of the National Economic Council—the first guest on their new podcast, How to Save a Country.
Each week, Wong and Tomasky will introduce you to the people and ideas moving America forward in uncertain times—connecting dots across economics, law, and politics to show that there is a way forward for our democracy.
Getting Crypto Regulation Right
“Just as the movement to deregulate derivatives in the late 1990s planted the seeds of instability that would eventually bloom into a full-blown financial crisis, the action we take on cryptocurrencies will have massive impacts on the economy for years to come,” Roosevelt’s Emily DiVito and Joseph Miller write in the second blog post of their crypto series.
What We’re Reading and Listening To
Mitch Better Have Their Money [podcast feat. Roosevelt fellow Lindsay Owens] – Pod Save America