Untamed: How to Check Corporate, Financial, and Monopoly Power

By Nell Abernathy, Mike Konczal, Katy Milani |


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 report, Rewriting the Rules, in which we argued that changes to the rules of trade, corporate governance, tax policy, monetary policy, and financial regulations are key drivers of growing inequality. Where Rewriting identified the problem and began to outline a policy response, Untamed delves deeper on a specific set of solutions to curb rising economic inequality and spur productive growth. We start from the assumption that inequality is not inevitable: It is a choice, and, contrary to many opinions on both the left and the right, we can choose differently without sacrificing economic efficiency.

Nell Abernathy is the Roosevelt Institute's Vice President of Strategy and Policy. She co-authored Rewriting the Rules of the American Economy.

Mike Konczal is a Fellow with the Roosevelt Institute, where he works on financial reform, unemployment, inequality, and a progressive vision of the economy. His blog, Rortybomb, was named one of the 25 Best Financial Blogs by Time magazine. Follow him on Twitter @rortybomb.

Katy Milani is a Fellow at the Roosevelt Institute where she works on economic and regulatory policy issues with a focus on banking and housing policy. She coauthored “Untamed: How to Check Corporate, Financial and Monopoly Power.”