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Most Expensive Off Year Election in History (Real News Network)
Roosevelt Institute Senior Fellow Thomas Ferguson says that the huge sums spent on this election created races in which the Democrat sounded as corporate as the Republican.
What Democrats Get Wrong About Inequality (The Week)
Ryan Cooper cites Roosevelt Institute Fellow Mike Konczal’s work on financialization to explain why economic inequality must be discussed as an issue of growth and fairness.
- Roosevelt Take: Cooper links to Konczal’s new article on this topic in Washington Monthly, as well as a piece by Roosevelt Institute Chief Economist Joseph Stiglitz.
The $9 Billion Witness: Meet JPMorgan Chase’s Worst Nightmare (Rolling Stone)
Matt Taibbi reports on Alayne Fleischmann, the whistleblower who initiated one of the largest white-collar crime cases in American history, and how JPMorgan has tried to keep her story quiet.
A Bright Spot in Tuesday’s Bloodbath: Massachusetts Voters Passed a Strong Paid Sick Leave Bill (In These Times)
Massachusetts’s new paid sick leave program is the most comprehensive and ambitious in the nation, writes Michael Arria, with full-time workers earning 40 hours of paid sick leave per year.
My Fearless Predictions for the Next 18 Months (MoJo)
Kevin Drum predicts that very little will actually happen in Congress following this election, limiting possible accomplishments to trade agreements and tweaks to Obamacare.
It’s Opposite Day for the Hawks and Doves at the Federal Reserve (WaPo)
Ylan Q. Mui explains that the hawks are now asking whether unemployment will fall too low, while the doves worry about whether inflation is rising according to plan.
New on Next New Deal
Roosevelt Institute Associate Director of Networked Initiatives Alan Smith argues that low Millennial turnout should be blamed on the dysfunctional system – and suggests some improvements.