Americans are looking for politicians who ask the wealthy to take responsibility for their fair share of our society. According to former Treasury Secretary Larry Summers – who is emerging as a key economic advisor to Hillary Clinton – the big political challenge in addressing economic inequality is not to embrace “a politics of envy.”

Click here to subscribe to Roosevelt First, our weekday morning email featuring the Daily Digest. Our partners at As You Sow are hosting a webinar on excessive executive compensation tomorrow at 2pm EST. Register here. Big Money Can’t Buy Elections – Influence is Something Else (Reuters) Roosevelt Institute Senior Fellow Jonathan Soros suggests stronger small-donor

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Click here to subscribe to Roosevelt First, our weekday morning email featuring the Daily Digest. The Politics of Economic Stupidity (Project Syndicate) Roosevelt Institute Chief Economist Joseph Stiglitz says the economy’s “near-global stagnation” is the result of “stupid politics,” meaning austerity policies that slow demand. It’s ‘Pathetic’ What Politicians Have To Do To Stay In

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The policies that will deliver economic growth also center fairness, and that’s what Democrats need to emphasize to keep the presidency in 2016. The familiar debate within the Democratic Party – move left or right – is on. In a memo to a “limited number of Democratic leaders,” Third Way, the leading organization for corporate

It’s hard for workers to trust the President’s support for policies that help them when the administration sides with Amazon at the Supreme Court. Amazon’s business model is based on quick easy buying and low prices. One way it does that is to force its warehouse workers to wait a long time to leave work,

Click here to subscribe to Roosevelt First, our weekday morning email featuring the Daily Digest. GWU Students Tackling Income Inequality in Their Own Backyard (USA Today) Campus Network Northeast Regional Coordinator Areeba Kamal profiles the George Washington University chapter’s Bank on DC initiative, which asks the university to invest at least $250,000 in a community

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Click here to subscribe to Roosevelt First, our weekday morning email featuring the Daily Digest. Hillary Clinton Seeks End to Gender Violence by Terrorist Groups (CBS News) Clinton also spoke about issues of violence against women in the U.S., reports Hannah Fraser-Chanpong, reiterating her stance that domestic violence requires criminal, not cultural, responses. White House

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Click here to subscribe to Roosevelt First, our weekday morning email featuring the Daily Digest. To Improve ‘Obamacare,’ Reconsider the Original House Bill (AJAM) Roosevelt Institute Fellow Mike Konczal argues that the House’s public option for health care reform, which was missing from the Senate bill that became law, would greatly strengthen the Affordable Care

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