Roosevelt Institute Program Manager Eric Harris Bernstein was featured on the November 20th episode of Reality Check on WURD Radio, hosted by Charles Ellison. Listen to the segment on the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act, where they discuss details about the bill, its impact on higher education, and how it would hurt middle and working

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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: October 12, 2017 CONTACT: Alexander Tucciarone, atucciarone@rooseveltinstitute.org, 516-263-9775 Veteran journalist Dan Rather, musician and civil rights advocate Harry Belafonte call for vigilance in protecting our basic freedoms during Trump administration Rather, Belafonte make remarks during Roosevelt Institute’s Annual Four Freedoms Awards New York, NY – Musician and civil rights advocate Harry Belafonte and veteran journalist

This blog is cross-posted from the Cambridge University Press blog. Roosevelt Fellow Andrea Flynn, one of the authors of the forthcoming Hidden Rules of Race, gives us a look at the much-anticipated new book exploring inequality in the United States. Racial inequality is alive and well in America, and conservatives are strategically dismantling one of

On Independence Day, Two Ways International Law Tests Social Contracts In 1776, America declared economic and political independence from its colonial masters. Two-hundred and forty-one years later, American workers are still looking for economic enfranchisement in a world of global interdependence.  Two happenings in recent weeks illustrate how. CAFTA’s First Labor Case: Workers, 0; Capital,

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This morning Amazon announced its planned purchase of Whole Foods for $13.7 billion – a 27 percent premium over its share price at the close of business Thursday. To Americans who have made Amazon America’s most reputable company three years running, this may sound like good news, but we here at the Roosevelt Institute are

Donald Trump’s updated contraceptive rule was recently leaked, raising concerns about women’s ability to access affordable family planning. It’s hard to keep track of what we need to be keeping track of these days, especially when it comes to women’s health. So let’s review. What is the contraceptive mandate? The contraceptive mandate, aka the “birth

As every new parent knows or quickly finds out, children are expensive. With costs ranging from diapers to daycare, children can be a source of deep economic insecurity for low-income families, especially for women. President Trump’s childcare plan does nothing to alleviate the burdens of childcare on families across the country. The Dependent Care Savings

We live in an increasingly post-cash world, but cashless comes at a cost. Merchants – the stores we rely on for everything from groceries to oil changes – pay more than $50 billion in fees to the credit card companies that finance consumer purchases. As a result, merchants have a considerable incentive to persuade customers

We are gathered here today in remembrance of the Kansas state tax cuts, which expired on Wednesday, after a protracted fight between the Kansas state legislature and Republican Governor Sam Brownback. Though its life was short, the Kansas tax cuts — “the cuts,” to friends — left a strong impression and will not soon be forgotten. The cuts came roaring

This post is based off remarks given at a House of Representatives briefing on the 2007-08 Financial Crisis and the current state of financial reform. There is ample media coverage and anecdotal claims from the banking industry that Dodd-Frank is bad for community banks. It’s politically challenging to counter this narrative because nearly every county