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Inequality Is Not Inevitable (NYT)
Roosevelt Institute Senior Fellow and Chief Economist Joseph Stiglitz argues that policies and politics have created America’s economic divide, and only engaged citizens can fix it.
- Roosevelt Take: For more on Stiglitz’s plan to address inequality, read his Roosevelt Institute white paper on tax reform.
How Cities Can Take on Big Cable (Bloomberg View)
The Federal Communications Commission should preempt state laws that ban cities from building competitive fiber networks, writes Roosevelt Institute Fellow Susan Crawford.
Public Sector Unions Could Radically Change This Week (WaPo)
Today’s Supreme Court decision on Harris v. Quinn could seriously weaken public employee unions if their compulsory dues are ruled unconstitutional, notes Lydia DePillis.
Will the Government Finally Regulate the Most Predatory Industry in America? (The Nation)
The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau is considering new rules to protect the 12 million Americans a year who rely on high-interest payday lenders, reports Zoe Carpenter.
Why This Company Decided to Make Its Salaries Public to All Employees (Think Progress)
The CEO of data analytics company SumAll tells Bryce Covert that increased pay transparency has led to greater productivity and trust and less stress over compensation.
What Americans Think of the Poor (Prospect)
A new Pew poll shows that even many conservatives who agree that “poor people have it easy” also believe the economic system is unfair, writes Paul Waldman.
New on Next New Deal
Students from low-income families face substantial setbacks without access to summer learning programs, write Roosevelt Institute Director of Operations Sarah Pfeifer Vandekerckhove and policy intern Candace Richardson.