The Pay’s The Thing: How America’s CEOs Are Getting Rich Off Taxpayers

The Pay’s The Thing: How America’s CEOs Are Getting Rich Off Taxpayers

Income inequality will continue to rise unless we close the performance pay loophole and curb the growth of executive compensation. For more, see "Fixing a Hole: How the Tax Code ...

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America Can Attain Full Employment With A Bold Approach To The Jobs Emergency

America Can Attain Full Employment With A Bold Approach To The Jobs Emergency

A new report from the Rediscovering Government Initiative lays out 15 ways the government can create more and better jobs starting right now. After five long years, the economy ha ...

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In The Wake Of McCutcheon, Can Democracy Tame Capital?

In The Wake Of McCutcheon, Can Democracy Tame Capital?

With wealth concentrating in the hands of the few, and the Supreme Court handing even greater political power to those with big money, what can be done to protect democracy? The S ...

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Taking On Big-Business Wage Theft

Taking On Big-Business Wage Theft

Lawsuits show that the fight against wage theft is heating up, but workers shouldn't have to sue their employers to get paid what they're owed. Despite the extensive press coverag ...

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The ACA In Threes: The Good, The Bad And The Ways To Make It Better

The ACA In Threes: The Good, The Bad And The Ways To Make It Better

With the first open enrollment period ending Monday, consider some successes, outrages, and bug fixes for the Affordable Care Act (ACA).  The Good: Three Big Successes of ACA: The ...

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The Contraceptive Mandate Finally Leads America Out Of The Victorian Era

The Contraceptive Mandate Finally Leads America Out Of The Victorian Era

The Affordable Care Act demonstrates an affirmative, proactive step from government for women's access to reproductive health care, but conservatives are bent on moving backwards. ...

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Memo To Congress: Family Planning Needs More Funding

Memo To Congress: Family Planning Needs More Funding

On Thursday, March 20, Roosevelt Institute Fellow Andrea Flynn joined the National Family Planning and Reproductive Health Association for a briefing on "The Publicly Funded Famil ...

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The Progressive Budget Reminds Us That Government Can Create Jobs

The Progressive Budget Reminds Us That Government Can Create Jobs

Unemployment is still a major problem in the U.S., and the best solutions involve a more aggressive government response. The Congressional Progressive Caucus budget, released last ...

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The Congressional Budget Office Should Serve The People, Not Politics

The Congressional Budget Office Should Serve The People, Not Politics

The CBO's projections often miss the mark, but its mandate is to produce a politically useful number. The admirable Jared Bernstein entirely misses the point in his post about rec ...

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In VW Vote, Republicans Fight The Really Radical Idea That Workers Should Have A Voice In Business

In VW Vote, Republicans Fight The Really Radical Idea That Workers Should Have A Voice In Business

When a company is not fighting against a union, why do that union's efforts fail — and what does that say about the U.S. model for labor? Current management theory recognizes that ...

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