The Rundown by Roosevelt Forward
1. Democracy Against Domination
In the American Prospect, Roosevelt Fellow K. Sabeel Rahman discusses how most of today’s modern abuses of private power call for the antitrust remedies that were enacted during the Progressive Era and that we need to get serious about enforcement. Learn more about Rahman’s new book Democracy Against Domination in his Q&A with Dissent Magazine.
2. How Democrats Can Recover
Roosevelt’s Chief Economist Joseph Stiglitz discusses his recent Vanity Fair piece on the Leonard Lopate Show. In a wide-ranging conversation, Stiglitz touches on the emergence of Donald Trump, the need to keep pushing a progressive economic agenda for working-class Americans, and proposes ways in which the Democrats can address these challenges.
3. Stay Woke
In a Mic round-up, Roosevelt network and other young leaders share how young people can take action and lend their support to the causes they care about under a Trump presidency. The network's Joelle Gamble, Brenna Conway, Dominic Russel and more remind readers that organizing and community are essential.
4. How Much Will Black Lives Matter Now?
Roosevelt Fellow Dorian Warren joins Capital & Main’s post-election Q&A series about how to carry the fight for racial justice into the Trump era. He offers specific ideas about what people can do in the months ahead to protect communities: “We have no choice — our backs are to the wall.”
5. Socializing Finance
In a thorough and thought-provoking Jacobin Magazine piece, Roosevelt Fellow J.W. Mason takes a look at the toll the financial sector currently takes on the real economy. He outlines the bold, groundbreaking steps that could be taken to make sure Big Finance works for the American public and broader economy, not the other way around.
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