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Roosevelts to the Rescue (NYT)
In light of Ken Burns’ upcoming documentary The Roosevelts: An Intimate History, Timothy Egan considers what President Obama could learn from the Roosevelts’ lives and political challenges.
Cities Will Lead the Nation’s Technological Advances (FedScoop)
John Breeden II speaks with Roosevelt Institute Fellow Susan Crawford about her new book, The Responsive City, co-authored with Stephen Goldsmith.
Fast Food Strikes Hit 150 US Cities (MSNBC)
The strikes expanded to include acts of civil disobedience, such as sit-ins outside restaurants, that led to arrests in five cities across the country, report Ned Resnikoff and Michele Richinick.
Economic Inequality Continued To Rise In The U.S. After The Great Recession (FiveThirtyEight)
Ben Casselman and Andrew Flowers present their initial takeaways from the Federal Reserve’s triennial Survey of Consumer Finances, which confirms that the recovery was only for the wealthy.
Do Fast-Food Strikes Actually Work? (The Guardian)
Heidi Moore says that the labor movement is seeing greater support as fast food strikes grow and incorporate other low-wage workers seeking a living wage and a union.
What to Watch on Jobs Day: It’s No Longer a Jobless Recovery but It’s Undoubtedly a Wage-Growth-Less Recovery (Working Economics)
Josh Bivens and Elise Gould explain why wage growth has been so very slow in the recovery, and how lack of wage growth impacts other aspects of economic growth.
New on Next New Deal
Roosevelt Institute | Campus Network National Director Joelle Gamble argues that tax reform isn’t the end-all solution to economic inequality, because it can’t fix racial inequality.