Today, the Roosevelt Institute, The Century Foundation, and the Academic Pediatric Association are hosting “Inequality Begins at Birth: Child Poverty in America,” a conference discussing solutions to help the nation’s most vulnerable. Senator Cory Booker will be the keynote speaker. Watch the livestream here.
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Another Voice for Formulary Apportionment (Bloomberg BNA)
Alex Parker looks at the pros and cons of Roosevelt Institute Chief Economist Joseph Stiglitz’s proposal for taxing corporate profits based on a holistic view of companies.
Arm Girls Against Trafficking in Sex (Providence Journal)
Sarah Estrela, President of the Wheaton College chapter of the Roosevelt Institute | Campus Network, argues for incorporating information about sex trafficking in sex education curricula.
- Roosevelt Take: Sarah’s idea was published in the Campus Network’s 10 Ideas series in the 2014 Education journal.
Obama and Sen. Warren Talk Student Loans (The Last Word with Lawrence O’Donnell)
Roosevelt Institute Fellow Dorian Warren breaks down the numbers to explain why existing student debt is cause for serious concern, but also an opportunity for organizing.
Minimum Wage: Who Makes It? (NYT)
Jared Bernstein lays out statistics about the workers who would be affected if the minimum wage were raised to $10.10 an hour; for instance, women and minorities are overrepresented.
Most Missing Workers Are Nowhere Near Retirement Age (Working Economics)
Heidi Shierholz says that 4.4 million missing workers, who are neither employed nor seeking work, are too young to be early retirees. This shows the continued weakness in the labor market.
The Economic Recovery Would Be Stronger If Companies Like Apple Paid Their Fair Share in Taxes (TNR)
Danny Vinik says the U.S. corporate tax code shares the blame for multinationals holding profits offshore, and that corporate tax reform would give the economy a major boost.