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Economics Daily Digest by the Roosevelt Institute banner

By Rachel Goldfarb, originally published on Next New Deal

The Roosevelt Institute's Daily Digest is taking a break for the holidays. We'll be back on January 2, but in the meantime, we're rounding up highlights from our blog in 2013. Today, we have highlights from the Fellows in the Four Freedoms Center.

Researchers Finally Replicated Reinhart-Rogoff, and There Are Serious Problems.

Roosevelt Institute Fellow Mike Konczal breaks the story that researchers at the University of Massachusetts, Amherst found major flaws in the data Carmen Reinhart and Ken Rogoff used to support the claim that high debt-to-GDP ratios were tied to weak economic growth.

Richard Nixon Knew Family Planning Saves Taxpayer Dollars, But Today’s GOP Doesn’t Care

Roosevelt Institute Fellow Andrea Flynn explains why increasing Title X family planning funds will be essential to maximize the reach and impact of the Affordable Care Act, especially when only some states are expanding Medicaid.

The Jobs Emergency

Roosevelt Institute Senior Fellow and Director of the Bernard L. Schwartz Rediscovering Government Initiative Jeff Madrick explains why jobs should be the number one issue on the government's agenda, and what questions policymakers must consider to solve this problem.

  • Video: Jeff summarizes three steps that should be taken to address the jobs emergency.

Raising the Minimum Wage is a Step Toward Economic Freedom

Roosevelt Institute Fellow Annette Bernhardt calls for the economic freedom that comes from a higher wage floor, along with stronger enforcement of the minimum wage, including for categories of workers are currently exempt, such as home care workers.

Obama Updates His Story About America

Roosevelt Institute Senior Fellow Richard Kirsch considers the narrative presented by the President in his December 4 speech on economic inequality, in which access to the American Dream is limited by rising inequality.

To Build a Nation and a People: FDR and the WPA

Roosevelt Institute Senior Fellow and Hyde Park Resident Historian David Woolner suggests that today's Congress would do well to learn from President Franklin D. Roosevelt's model during the Great Depression and create jobs directly in order to combat long-term unemployment.

How Can We Help America's Opportunity Youth? Five Lessons Learned in New Orleans

Nell Abernathy, Program Manager for the Roosevelt Institute's Bernard L. Schwartz Rediscovering Government Initiative, considers the data on opportunity youth, who are between age 16 and 24 and neither working nor in school, and asks what policies could best serve them.

Comcast Profits from the Poor with Internet Essentials Deal

John Randall, writing for the Roosevelt Institute's Telecommunications Equality Project, says that Comcast's Internet Essentials program helps the company's customer acquisition and public relations departments far more than it helps low-income households.


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Originally posted to Daily Kos Economics on Mon Dec 30, 2013 at 05:28 AM PST.

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