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Pay Pressure (Financial Times)
In a survey of economists about how to jump-start wage growth, Roosevelt Institute Chief Economist Joseph Stiglitz calls for fiscal stimulus, a minimum wage increase, and tax incentives for labor-intensive investment.
Holder Launches Historic Study on Police Bias (Melissa Harris-Perry)
As Saturday’s guest host, Roosevelt Institute Fellow Dorian Warren speaks with the Director of the Center for Policing Equity about the significance of the Attorney General’s new plan to reduce bias.
Paul Ryan May Have Found a Trick to Make His Tax Plan Add Up (TNR)
Danny Vinik explains how dynamic scoring will allow Rep. Ryan to claim that his tax reform plan is mathematically possible while remaining revenue-neutral.
Climate Change is War – and Wall Street is Winning (AJAM)
Nathan Schneider writes that corporate influence has been too strong in international discussions of how to fight climate change, and argues that our economic system must shift to save the planet.
Is Obama Going Easy On Banks That Break the Law? (In These Times)
David Sirota looks at the reduction of sanctions on Credit Suisse, and says that this action by the administion suggests that some financial institutions are being treated as above the law.
Why Poor Students Struggle (NYT)
For lower-income college students at elite universities, the academics aren’t a problem, writes Vicki Madden, but the social differences between classes make life on campus difficult.
New on Next New Deal
Roosevelt Institute President and CEO Felicia Wong praises The Roosevelts for depicting these giants of progressive policy with a humanity that helps us understand why they pushed for change.