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Selling Fast (Boston Review)
Roosevelt Institute Fellow Mike Konczal reviews three books, using the first, a history of the shift from commission-based public service to salaries, as background for the later two, on recent changes to policing and teaching.
Obama’s Net Neutrality Statement Will Start a War on K Street (TNR)
John B. Judis quotes Roosevelt Institute Fellow Susan Crawford, who said the administration had avoided net neutrality for fear of “World War III,” but apparently those fears are no more.
More Transparency, More Pay for C.E.O.s (NYT)
Andrew Ross Sorkin reports on a new study proving that compensation consultants, hired by companies to “benchmark” CEO pay to that of their peers, are used to justify higher pay.
- Roosevelt Take: William Lazonick noted compensation consultants’ role in skyrocketing executive pay in his recent white paper.
Voter Suppression Laws are Already Deciding Elections (WaPo)
Catherine Rampell looks at a few close races where the margin of victory lines up with the margin of disenfranchisement. Even if that changed outcomes, there’s no real recourse available.
New on Next New Deal
Roosevelt Institute Senior Fellow Richard Kirsch says Democrats need to focus on a message of an economy that will work for “all of us” in order to win elections.
Roosevelt Institute | Campus Network Senior Fellow for Education Megan Ernst looks at how a little-known provision requiring colleges to provide voter registration forms could improve youth turnout.