Roosevelt Institute Fellow Matt Stoller joined Cenk Uygur last night on Current TV’s Viewpoint with Eliot Spitzer, where they discussed the presidential race and how it may effect efforts to end financial fraud and crack down on Wall Street. Surprisingly, Stoller thinks Wall Street reformers might have more success with Mitt Romney in the White

This week, Roosevelt Institute Fellow Dorian Warren joined a panel on America’s growing inequality crisis hosted by The Century Foundation and featuring TCF’s Greg Anrig, Daniel Alpert, and Robert Hockett along with Timothy Noah, author of The Great Divergence. In the video below, Dorian lays out three points that need to be included in any discussion of what’s causing

Last week, Roosevelt Institute Senior Fellow Bo Cutter’s latest installment of the Next American Economy breakfast series featured Andrew McAfee, principal research scientist at MIT’s Center for Digital Business, discussing his book The Race Against the Machine. A self-proclaimed technology optimist, McAfee lays out in stark and sobering terms the workforce displacement that has already taken place and will

In an episode of our weekly Bloggingheads “Fireside Chats” series, Roosevelt Institute Fellow Mike Konczal talked to Aaron Brady from The New Inquiry about how James Q. Wilson’s famous “Broken Windows” essay has changed the way the police force acts. The two discuss the purpose of the police and ask why policing has become so

In the latest episde of our weekly Bloggingheads series, “Fireside Chats,” Roosevelt Institute Senior Fellow Mark Schmitt and Edward Luce of the Financial Times ask whether the American decline we hear Republicans bemoaning on the campaign trail is really such a bad thing. In the clip below, Mark notes that as we fall, others rise. “One part of it

In a new episode of our weekly Bloggingheads series, “Fireside Chats,” Roosevelt Institute Fellow Dorian Warren sits down with labor journalist Josh Eidelson to discuss workplace democracy — or the lack thereof. As Dorian notes, even “people who proclaim to not want government involvement in their lives and who think that somehow it’s a form

Last Thursday, Roosevelt Institute Senior Fellow Jeff Madrick kicked off the Roosevelt Institute’s new flagship initiative, Rediscovering Government, at an event with a keynote address from New York Attorney General Eric Schneiderman. Why are Americans so distrusting in government? Schneiderman’s answer is that we’ve been led to believe in the “magical market” that supposedly guides us to equality and

In the latest episode of the Roosevelt Institute’s Bloggingheads series, “Fireside Chats,” ND2.0 Editor Bryce Covert talks to The Atlantic‘s Derek Thompson about the ongoing challenges for women in the workplace. In particular, they ask why women are still struggling to close the wage gap despite earning more degrees than men and participating in equal numbers. In the clip below, Bryce says the problem is that legal support for working women and men isn’t there. She argues that “the workplace still looks as if someone is taking care of the children, but they’re not,” and “we don’t have the policies in place to deal with the way our workforce looks now.”

Americans have had it drilled into them that government is bad, but a new narrative is surfacing. Last Thursday, Roosevelt Institute Senior Fellow Jeff Madrick kicked off the Roosevelt Institute’s new flagship initiative, Rediscovering Government, at an event in New York City, declaring, “There is no economy without government. There is no America without government.

Think that the controversy over birth control is a purely social issue? Think again. In last week’s episode of “Fireside Chats” on Bloggingheads, Roosevelt Institute Senior Fellow Ellen Chesler and author and writer Michelle Goldberg discussed the economic impacts of birth control. “If you are a working woman in America today, government protection of your