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Frenzied Financialization (Washington Monthly)
Roosevelt Institute Fellow Mike Konczal introduces the concept of financialization as a source of inequality, and lays out steps to reduce the financial sector’s size and power.
Slow Growth and Inequality Are Political Choices. We Can Choose Otherwise. (Washington Monthly)
In the concluding article for Washington Monthly‘s special issue on inequality, Roosevelt Institute Chief Economist Joseph Stiglitz presents a policy path to reduce inequality.
- Roosevelt Take: In his article, Stiglitz references his 2014 white paper, “Reforming Taxation to Promote Growth and Equity,” available here.
Why the GOP Won’t Touch Obamacare (Politico)
Roosevelt Institute Senior Fellow Richard Kirsch says that it’s too late for anything but minor changes to the Affordable Care Act, because people like having health insurance.
The Midterm Minimum-Wage Mandate (WaPo)
Minimum wage ballot measures will be progressives’ big win today, predicts Katrina vanden Heuvel, a member of the Roosevelt Institute’s Board of Directors. The direct impact on workers matters.
Obamacare Could Have Turned Millions of Uninsured Americans Into Voters (MoJo)
Erika Eichelberger points out that the navigators who help people sign up for insurance on the ACA’s exchanges could have been required to train to register voters as well.
New on Next New Deal
David Fiderer argues that the book distorts the realities of the financial crisis in a manner that could be dangerous, should it become conservative’s central text on the topic.