“I understood that my responsibility as a student activist wasn’t simply to call attention to what was wrong but to work diligently to make it right. And I have tried to live that life, every day” —Stacey Abrams On Saturday, January 11th, Stacey Abrams shared her hopeful wisdom with over 100 Roosevelt Network students, alumni,

College affordability has been a major kitchen-table issue for American families for the past three decades. This is not surprising considering that college tuition rates have shot up since the 1980s: Tuition at public four-year colleges increased 213 percent from 1987 to 2017 and 129 percent at private not-for-profit colleges, helping drive the $1.6 trillion

The idea of “free college” has assumed an important place in the world of big and bold new policy ideas. However, it’s become an umbrella phrase for a variety of different policy proposals with very different terms and conditions. A free college plan can reinforce progressive values—reducing racial disparities, supporting democracy, and building a more

As policymakers consider free or debt-free college plans, it is critical that they recognize that today higher education is essential and that the federal government can play a vital role in ensuring that quality higher education is broadly accessible. Many current free or debt-free college proposals share a similar structure of creating federal-state partnerships, but

Health care—and the prospect of a single-payer system—has gotten a lot of attention at the national level and in presidential debates this year. And for good reason: The costs of health care are consistently rising faster than the economy overall, and households are bearing those increased costs through growing premiums and deductibles. That means many

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: May 1, 2019 CONTACT: Ariela Weinberger, aweinberger@rooseveltinstitute.org For the Many, not the Few: Building an Inclusive Economy in the Age of Free Markets New Roosevelt issue brief argues that America’s markets-first approach is failing and it is time for the government to provide essential goods and services in direct competition with private

Despite individual policies polling better than conservative proposals—on health care, education, and taxes, for example—the public has yet to fully comprehend what progressives actually stand for. Progressive policymakers need a worldview that connects laundry lists of policy solutions to people’s daily lives, and a new issue brief by our colleagues offers just that. In “Increasing

The US needs an economy that is grounded in justice and morality, where everyone, free of undue resource constraints, can prosper. To achieve this, citizens ought to have universal access to economic rights, such as the right to employment, medical and health care, high-quality education, and sound banking and financial services. Currently, our system provides

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: April 10, 2019 CONTACT: Ariela Weinberger, aweinberger@rooseveltinstitute.org A New 21st Century Policy Agenda: Roosevelt Report Proposes Changing the Balance of Power in the Economy At Washington DC launch event, Roosevelt experts presented a new approach to policymaking, with a keynote from former Georgia House Minority Leader Stacey Abrams WASHINGTON, DC — Today,

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: April 10, 2019 CONTACT: Ariela Weinberger, aweinberger@rooseveltinstitute.org Roosevelt Institute Releases New Policy Report on Tackling 21st Century Economic Challenges New report offers bold approach to policymaking: curbing concentrated power and reclaiming public power in our economy and political system NEW YORK, NY — Today, the Roosevelt Institute, a New York-based think tank