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Not Your Father’s Electorate (Richard Heffner’s Open Mind)
Roosevelt Institute Vice President of Networks Taylor Jo Isenberg discusses the issues that young female voters are focused on today, zeroing in on economic concerns like paid leave.
The FCC Wants to Let Cities Build Their Own Broadband. House Republicans Disagree. (Vox)
Timothy B. Lee draws on Roosevelt Institute Fellow Susan Crawford’s work to explain why municipalities should be allowed to build publicly-owned high-speed Internet networks.
The Bad Boss Tax (In These Times)
Sarah Jaffe looks at the “bad business fee” plan developing in Minnesota, which would fine employers for the de facto subsidies they receive when their workers are on public assistance.
Republicans Want to Control, Not End, the Fed (WaPo)
A GOP proposal would force the Federal Reserve to choose a mathematical rule for setting interest rates, but Matt O’Brien says that would be a hugely ineffective way to create policy.
Rep. Keith Ellison Wants to Make Union Organizing a Civil Right (MSNBC)
Ned Resnikoff reports on the Congressman’s planned bill, which would allow workers to individually sue their employers for anti-union retaliation.
Part-Time Schedules, Full-Time Headaches (NYT)
Continuing his look at the problems that on-call schedules create for part-time workers, Steven Greenhouse emphasizes the near-impossibility of getting ahead without regular schedules.
The Last Hope for Extending Long-Term Unemployment Insurance May Have Just Gone Poof (MoJo)
Patrick Caldwell writes that with the GOP using a bit of budget trickery called pension smoothing to pay for highways, Democrats have to find a new option for funding long-term unemployment insurance.
New on Next New Deal
Roosevelt Institute Senior Fellow Bo Cutter introduces a series of speculations on the future of the American economy, with a focus on changes in technology, cities, and labor.