FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: May 24, 2018 CONTACT: Jennifer Miller, jmiller@rooseveltinstitute.org   NEW ROOSEVELT INSTITUTE REPORT HIGHLIGHTS THE HARMFUL RACIAL IMPACTS OF THE GOP TAX LAW Latest Analysis From Leading Progressive Think Tank Argues Tax Overhaul ‘Preys Upon People of Color’   NEW YORK, NY — Earlier today, the Roosevelt Institute released its latest issue brief: Hidden

The federal tax code is one of the most powerful tools of economic policymaking, housing critical rules that govern our economy. As such, it is also home to a set of hidden racial rules that, through intention or neglect, provide opportunities to some communities and create barriers for others. The Tax Cuts and Jobs Act,

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: May 22, 2018 CONTACT: Alexander Tucciarone, atucciarone@rooseveltinstitute.org, 516-263-9775   NEW ROOSEVELT INSTITUTE REPORT: LIMITS ON STOCK BUYBACKS AT WALMART COULD MEAN HUGE RAISES FOR WORKING FAMILIES Research From Leading Progressive Think Tank Highlights Need to Crack Down on Stock Buybacks   NEW YORK, NY — If Walmart were to redirect $10 billion that it

The rules that shape corporate America incentivize behavior that has led to the economic puzzle we see today: high corporate profits coupled with low and stagnant wages. “Shareholder primacy” is the practice in which corporations prioritize shareholder payouts over productive investment and employee compensation. This way of operating dominates corporate decision-making today, so employees have

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: April 26, 2018 CONTACT: Alexander Tucciarone, atucciarone@rooseveltinstitute.org, 516-263-9775   ROOSEVELT INSTITUTE ECONOMIST PRAISES NEW LEGISLATION TACKLING THE EXCESSIVE POWER OF MANAGEMENT IN THE LABOR MARKET Legislation Would Address the Ways Overly-Concentrated Labor Markets Harm Working People, Comes on Heels of New Roosevelt Institute Report on Market Power   NEW YORK, NY —

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: April 18, 2018 CONTACT: Alexander Tucciarone, atucciarone@rooseveltinstitute.org, 516-263-9775   NEW ROOSEVELT NETWORK REPORT: MICHIGAN STATE UNIVERSITY OFFICIALS ENGAGING IN EGREGIOUS FINANCIAL MISMANAGEMENT Student-Led Report Examines Financial Misjudgments and Points to Outsized Role of Financial Actors at Universities, in Broader Economy   EAST LANSING, MI – The Roosevelt Network today released a new

The Financialization of Higher Education at Michigan State University is the latest report from Roosevelt’s Financialization of Higher Education project. To learn more about the project, click here. The US’s higher educational institutions today are a far cry from the promise progressives have envisioned for higher education. Successful public higher educational institutions have, rightly so, been defined

The American economy no longer functions to the benefit of American workers. Despite record profits and increased productivity, wages have been stagnant. In fact, despite being 75 percent more productive in 2016 than in 1973, the average worker earned just 12 percent more. An emerging body of research chronicles the extent of labor market monopsony—where

Why This Matters is a series from Roosevelt staff connecting our individual work—from papers to reports and everything in between—to our broader vision of creating a better, more equitable economic and political system. This series will give readers the top takeaways from our latest writing and thinking, with a focus on why they matter as we

Stock buybacks are having their day in the news—and state policymakers have the ability to end the dominance of this “shareholder first” behavior. Businesses have seen a massive tax cut as a result of the GOP tax law, but the jobs promised with the Tax Cuts and Job Act have yet to materialize. Instead, companies