Americans are increasingly aware that corporations aren’t working the way they should. Roosevelt Senior Economist Lenore Palladino explains: “Today’s corporations have retained their privileges and lost their public purpose. Corporate power should not [surpass] people power.” In a truly competitive economy, rules incentivize corporate behavior that promotes shared prosperity, including investments in better products, higher
Roosevelt @ NYC is a cohort of diverse emerging leaders who focus on finding policy solutions that align with the concerns of New York City students, particularly those within the City University of New York systems. The chapter meets biweekly in Manhattan to discuss current events and challenges related to student life in New York.
Operating in an era defined by dysfunction and chaos, the consolidation of power among the wealthiest among us, increased privatization of key public goods, the rollback of social safety net policies, and the criminalization of the most vulnerable among us– Roosevelters have continued to relentlessly pursue our mission to change who writes the rules for
In 2017, Roosevelt built the Re: Public Project to fight for accessible, equitable, and transparent public goods by strengthening our public institutions and fighting the trend of privatization. Now, we’re looking to connect our policy writing efforts, through 10 Ideas, with this bold vision. That’s why we’re launching Policy Challenges to push Roosevelters across the country to
In partnership with the Coalition to Repeal the Blindfold Law, the Roosevelt Institute is working to prevent wrongful convictions and make criminal trials fairer in New York. New York currently has one of the most restrictive criminal discovery provisions in the country. This is the statute which governs the process of by which both sides
Roosevelt, through the power of our people and our ideas, has continued to make an impact in cities and states. From starting new local campaigns to engaging our elected decision-makers on ideas to launching a new project to fight for the Re:public, we continue to relentlessly pursuing our mission to change who writes the rules.
The American economy suffers from high inequality and low mobility. Wages have stagnated despite rising worker productivity. Our distorted tax code favors the wealthy while most Americans suffer under rising health care and education costs. Roosevelters support building strong, local economies that create vibrant communities with a key role for anchor institutions, and rebalancing the economy by