The Four Freedoms Awards are presented each year to men and women whose achievements have demonstrated a commitment to the principles President Franklin D. Roosevelt proclaimed as essential to democracy in his historic speech to Congress on January 6, 1941: freedom of speech and expression, freedom of worship, freedom from want, freedom from fear. These

Vast public resources have been transferred from public control to private hands without an increase in public oversight. This process is known as privatization. This lack of democratic control makes it harder to hold private companies accountable and transparent. A mainstay in our politics since post war II and now embedded in our highest political

Bridging the Divide: Tax Cuts & Taxpayers The new presidential administration is pushing the old idea that paying taxes is a burden, and the answer is to cut tax rates for corporations and the rich. But the Roosevelt Institute’s recent paper on corporate taxes argues that there’s no evidence such tax cuts will help the

Vast public resources have been transferred from public control to private hands without an increase in public oversight. This process is known as privatization. This lack of democratic control makes it harder to hold private companies accountable and transparent. A mainstay in our politics since post war II and now embedded in our highest political

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Please join us for breakfast on February 15th with Roosevelt Fellows Andrea Flynn and Dorian Warren, moderated by Roosevelt President & CEO Felicia Wong.  Andrea and Dorian will discuss the role of race and racism in the 2016 election and the likely impact of the Trump administration on communities of color.  Rejecting calls for progressives

Abortion access. Contraception. Planned Parenthood. The Affordable Care Act. Medicaid. All of these are targets of President-elect Trump and the Republican-controlled Congress. To commemorate the 44th anniversary of Roe v. Wade, the Roosevelt Institute and the Center for Reproductive Rights hosted a discussion around the policy battles we expect in the year ahead, and how they will impact

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Please join us for breakfast on December 16 with Roosevelt’s Chief Economist Joseph Stiglitz in discussion with Roosevelt President & CEO Felicia Wong. Stiglitz and Wong will discuss the implications of a Trump administration on key economic policies; and the role the progressive community will need to play in promoting important policies that affect middle and low-income workers and challenging new trickle-down

The election of 2016 has shined a spotlight on long-festering political crises that will continue even after the ballots have been counted.  How can we address economic inequality and declining opportunity and make our political institutions more responsive, accountable, and effective?  And what is the future of American politics in an era of growing populist

Higher Education is in a state of crisis. And, the influence of the financial sector in higher education has worked to increase social and economic inequalities, instead of serving as the equalizer we have long imagined colleges to be. Financialization has a number of disturbing consequences for higher education, including increases in overall borrowing by colleges

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A growing body of evidence demonstrates that improvements in the status of women and girls also drive the prosperity and security of families, communities, and nations.  In recent years the US government has incorporated gender equality as a metric of policy development and program investment of its domestic and foreign policies.  Yet despite many indicators of