As large firms like AT&T continue to explore methods of cementing their hold on their respective industries, regulators must proactively identify opportunities for anticompetitive abuses of market power in the 21st century economy. To this end, it is imperative that the Antitrust Division of the Department of Justice and the Federal Trade Commission abandon the

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An election night survey conducted by Democracy Corps on behalf of the Roosevelt Institute finds that Roosevelt’s Rewriting the Rules message—that inequality is a choice, and that we can rewrite the rules to level the playing field and grow the economy—is a winner with voters, who strongly favor a call for bold action over the messages they heard

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Some call it a “basic income.” Others call it a “guaranteed minimum income.” Whatever you call it, the idea of providing direct cash payments to citizens has come in and out of vogue for at least 60 years in the United States. In recent years, however, driven by declining job security and the stagnant pay of

Higher education serves as a critical vehicle for upward mobility and equal opportunity in the U.S. labor market. First, it provides opportunities for workers to develop critical skills and competencies, and more generally pursue goals for self-improvement throughout their lives. Second, higher education provides a process for obtaining credentials, which play a critical role in

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Lifelong Learning in 2040

The rapid rate of continuous technological progress will require a reconceptualization of why and how we learn. The profusion of technology into every aspect of modern life is fundamentally changing the nature of the American economy and the ways in which humans contribute to economic output. Acclaimed futurist and Google engineer Ray Kurzweil expects the

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The United States today lacks an economy that gives everyone a fair shot to succeed, to develop and contribute to their potential, and to participate fully in society. Economic inequality in the U.S. has risen sharply over the last 35 years, reaching possibly the highest levels in the country’s history and the highest among nations

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The emergence of the gig economy, also known as the sharing or on-demand economy, has raised a number of questions about how the rules of our economy, ranging from labor to education to the social safety net, should respond and evolve. Our Next American Economy (NAE) project, led by Roosevelt Senior Fellow Bo Cutter, has convened experts across

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This brief is part 6 in a series on the Trans-Pacific Partnership. Click here to view the rest of the briefs. From the rhetoric of proponents of the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP), a sweeping trade and investment pact between the U.S. and 11 Asia-Pacific countries, it would be easy to conclude that the agreement is an

This brief is part 5 in a series on the Trans-Pacific Partnership. Click here to view the rest of the series. Despite protests from industry lobbyists who are upset that they did not get everything they wanted, big pharmaceutical companies are some of the biggest winners in the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP). This supposed “free trade”

This brief is part 4 in a series on the Trans-Pacific Partnership. Click here to view the rest of the briefs. With few people buying the argument that the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP), a sweeping trade and investment agreement between the United States and 11 Pacific Rim countries, will bring more jobs and higher wages, proponents