A Look Back at 2022

December 22, 2022

And the policies and ideas that shaped it.

The Roosevelt Rundown features our top stories of the week.

Roosevelt Ideas that Made a Difference in 2022

This year, Rooseveltian ideas made headway on a number of fronts. Roosevelt Institute research and advocacy were instrumental in some amazing economic policy wins, including legislation that, if implemented well, will invest in the US—and an economy and democracy that work for everyone—for decades to come.

Here are some suggested holiday reads from our authors on economic governance, climate, and inflation that will continue to resonate into 2023.

Podcast: How to Save a Country

This year on How to Save a Country, Roosevelt President and CEO Felicia Wong and the New Republic’s Michael Tomasky talked to the people imagining—and building—a stronger economy and better democracy for all of us. Their guests included historian Heather Cox Richardson, Representative Hakeem Jeffries, and Senator Elizabeth Warren.

Catch this week’s bonus episode, in which Wong, Tomasky, and labor scholar Dorian Warren discuss the relationship between inequality and democracy.



Op-Eds and Interviews from Roosevelters in 2022

Joe Biden’s $10,000 Student Debt Cancellation Is a Huge Win—but It’s Not Enough [by Suzanne Kahn]The Nation

Now All Biden Has to Do Is Build It [feat. Felicia Wong]The Ezra Klein Show

The Climate Movement Wanted More Than the IRA. Now What? [feat. Rhiana Gunn-Wright]The Atlantic

Fighting Climate Change Through Trade [by Joseph E. Stiglitz, Todd N. Tucker, and Isabel Estevez]Foreign Affairs


Note: The Roosevelt Rundown will be on hiatus until January 6. Have a safe and happy holiday season, and see you back here in 2023!