The Rundown by Roosevelt Forward
1. The Fight Continues
Roosevelt President and CEO Felicia Wong writes in The New York Times’s“Room for Debate” series that while many are still reeling from Tuesday’s defeat, a progressive agenda to rewrite the rules of the economy remains the best way to “bring together Macomb County white voters in Michigan, who went for Reagan and Obama and now Trump, with people of color.”
2. The Crisis That Never Ended
Felicia Wong also appeared on Marketplace Morning Report to discuss the election, noting that the financial crisis that began in 2008 never really ended for tens of millions of Americans in key states, and they voted to change their circumstances.
3. Wall Street's Huge Win
Roosevelt Fellow Mike Konczal notes that Donald Trump’s victory delivered an overnight windfall of $50 billion to the eight riskiest and largest financial institutions because of markets’ confidence that the unified Republican government will roll back financial reform.
4. The Millennial Movement
Nicole Felmus, Ricardo Jaramillo, and Danielle Deiseroth of Roosevelt @ Columbia University write in The Columbia Spectator that, rather than being discouraged by the election, progressive millennials must get and stay engaged in the local, state, and federal policymaking process.
5. An Opening on Trade
Roosevelt Fellow Todd Tucker writes that Trump’s opposition to investor-state dispute settlement in trade deals could create a bipartisan opportunity to reform America’s network of trade agreements, though it remains to be seen whether he’ll stick to his position.
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