Originally published at Equitable Growth. “Equitable Growth in Conversation” is a recurring series where we talk with economists and other social scientists to help us better understand whether and how economic inequality affects economic growth and stability. In this installment, Equitable Growth’s Executive Director and Chief Economist Heather Boushey talks to Brad DeLong of the

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“It’s everything related to jobs… shipyards, ironworks, get them all jacked up. We’re just going to throw it up against the wall and see if it sticks.” -Donald Trump Amid discussion of the Trump administration’s plans for bringing back manufacturing, we should not lose sight of one of the best opportunities for job creation: investing

The Trump administration’s decision last week to punt on labeling China a currency manipulator disappointed some of his supporters, but should not have surprised anyone paying attention to the policy details. Indeed, it’s a culmination of decades of a hyper-legalistic approach to economic strategy. Before delving into the details, let’s look at the basic economics.

In his opinion curtailing key aspects of the Voting Rights Act in Shelby County v. Holder (2013), Supreme Court Chief Justice John Roberts wrote that the act was no longer needed because “the country has changed” with regard to discrimination in voting. However, in the wake of the first presidential election since 1965 to be

It’s been a big week for President Trump’s trade policy. His various moves have been at turns cynical, interesting, and uncertain. We look at examples of each below. The Cynical: NAFTA On Thursday, leaked documents revealed that the administration’s version of Making NAFTA Great Again would make it more like the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP). NAFTA,

Spread the Word: 10 Ideas 2017

For release, Monday, April 10, 2017 Thank you for helping us spread the word about the Roosevelt network’s 10 Ideas 2017 launch — the Roosevelt Institute’s oldest and most competitive journal elevating the top student-generated policy proposals from across the country. Please use the hashtag #10IDEAS17 when sharing with your community. You can find this

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The following remarks were delivered to a congressional panel by Roosevelt Fellow and Senior Economist Marshall Steinbaum on March 22, 2017. Antitrust, and competition policy more broadly, is the classic intersectional economic policy issue of our time. The evidence of the current policy’s failure is all around us: long wait times, or no customer service

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What do the increase in for-profit colleges and private prisons have in common? Unchecked corporate power in our public institutions. Lack of public control over the provision of public goods demands action now.To combat this trend and promote the public good, we’ve launched the Re:Public Project. For more information, visit our project page.

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Dear partners, students, and alumni, Thank you for helping us spread the word about the Roosevelt Institute Network Re:Public Project. Please use the hashtag #WhoseRules when sharing with your community. More information on the Re:Public Project available here: https://rooseveltinstitute.org/republicproject/ Sample Facebook and Twitter posts Politicians are giving power of public goods to private hands. We

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We believe our generation has the most to lose or gain in this election. That’s why we came together to build the Next Generation Blueprint for 2016. Crowdsourced from more than 1,000 people in our network from 160+ cities, colleges, and universities, the Blueprint makes a bold claim: It matters who rewrites the rules, not just