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The Cliff and the Slope (Medium)
Roosevelt Institute Fellow Susan Crawford breaks down a new study explaining how Internet service providers’ fights with Netflix have caused major connectivity problems for unrelated users.
Janet Yellen’s Remarks Trigger Inequality Debate (MSNBC)
Ned Resnikoff looks at discussions that have followed the Federal Reserve Chair’s recent comments on inequality, referencing Roosevelt Institute Fellow Mike Konczal.
Yes, the Federal Reserve is Politicized — and That’s a Good Thing (The Week)
Ryan Cooper says the Fed ignoring inequality would be political too – favoring the wealthy. He quotes Roosevelt Institute Chief Economist Joseph Stiglitz and Mike Konczal on the links between inequality and monetary policy.
Economic Lessons Not Learned (NYT)
Teresa Tritch says that major role of increased defense spending in last quarter’s economic growth should serve as a reminder of the importance of government spending.
New on Next New Deal
Roosevelt Institute Fellow Mike Konczal suggests that if the Federal Reserve had set a price for long-term securities instead of buying a quantity, its goals would have been clearer and easier achieved.