Our Think Tank
Together, fellows and staff on the Roosevelt Institute’s think tank team are engaging in critical research and policy development to lead the progressive policy debate for the 21st century that will rebalance power in our society.
Our country is marred by deep racial and wealth inequality, which is the direct result of deliberate policy choices that have tilted power in the favor of corporations and the wealthy for the last 50 years. We have sacrificed collective prosperity, rationalizing it with a failed economic and political ideology that has stunted economic growth and jeopardized our democracy.
We need new rules for the 21st century that instead guide us toward policy choices that promote the collective good. Roosevelt’s think tank is advancing a new worldview that centers on restructuring markets, reviving public power, and providing economic resiliency. This will require rebalancing power in our economics, politics, and policymaking and ensuring that our public institutions are truly in public hands. Ultimately, we’re promoting a progressive economic vision that can help build a more inclusive, equitable, and moral economy—and democracy.
At the Roosevelt institute, our think tank team is advancing a comprehensive agenda to restructure markets and the broader economy by focusing on four major issue areas.