Click here to subscribe to Roosevelt First, our weekday morning email featuring the Daily Digest. The Return of Subprime Lending (AJAM) Matt Birkbeck says a new wave of subprime mortgages appear to be following much stricter rules and have far less usurious interest rates, but regulators are still watching closely. Paid Maternity Leave Is Good

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Click here to subscribe to Roosevelt First, our weekday morning email featuring the Daily Digest. The Bloomberg Advantage: Konczal on Uber (Bloomberg) Roosevelt Institute Fellow Mike Konczal says that since most of the capital in Uber is in the cars, it’s hard to justify the software developers getting such a large chunk of profits. Senate

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Click here to subscribe to Roosevelt First, our weekday morning email featuring the Daily Digest. Inequality and the American Child (Project Syndicate) Roosevelt Institute Chief Economist Joseph Stiglitz says the impact of economic inequality in the U.S. is even stronger on its children, who could be protected through the right policy changes. Taxpayers Could be

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Click here to subscribe to Roosevelt First, our weekday morning email featuring the Daily Digest. Socialize Uber (The Nation) Roosevelt Institute Fellow Mike Konczal and Bryce Covert present a way to transform Uber into a company that would truly be part of a “sharing economy”: make it a worker cooperative. My Talk to the Roosevelt

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Click here to subscribe to Roosevelt First, our weekday morning email featuring the Daily Digest. Democrats Revolt Against ‘Wall Street Giveaway’ In Deal To Prevent Government Shutdown (HuffPo) Zach Carter and Sabrina Siddiqui quote Roosevelt Institute Chief Economist Joseph Stiglitz on why a provision that will bring risky derivative trades under FDIC protection is a

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Click here to subscribe to Roosevelt First, our weekday morning email featuring the Daily Digest. Millennials Need to Turnout Every Day, Not Just Election Day (Huffington Post) Joelle Gamble, National Director of the Roosevelt Institute | Campus Network, argues that young people want to be asked not just to show up to the polls, but

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Click here to subscribe to Roosevelt First, our weekday morning email featuring the Daily Digest. Blows Against the Empire (Medium) Roosevelt Institute Fellow Susan Crawford praises the new “Stop Mega-Comcast Coalition” for uniting the voices of those who view the Comcast-Time Warner Cable merger as monopolistic. Fed’s Lockhart Still Favors Mid-2015 for First Fed Rate

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Click here to subscribe to Roosevelt First, our weekday morning email featuring the Daily Digest. The Chinese Century (Vanity Fair) Roosevelt Institute Chief Economist Joseph Stiglitz considers the implications of China becoming the world’s largest economy, particularly as the U.S. system perpetuates so much inequality. U.S. Jobs Report Beats Forecasts as 321,000 Positions Added in

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Click here to subscribe to Roosevelt First, our weekday morning email featuring the Daily Digest. The Poor Used to Have the Most Opportunity in America. Now the Rich Do. (WaPo) In the 1960s, the bottom 10 percent saw faster growth than the top 1 percent, but Matt O’Brien says policy has since promoted fundamental economic

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Click here to subscribe to Roosevelt First, our weekday morning email featuring the Daily Digest. An Overdue Fix to Overtime (Other Words) Roosevelt Institute Senior Fellow Richard Kirsch argues that raising the salary limit for mandatory overtime pay would help the underemployed, too, as they would likely get more hours. Study Finds Violations of Wage

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