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By Rachel Goldfarb, originally published on Next New Deal

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Is Net Neutrality Dead? (Bill Moyers)

Roosevelt Institute Fellow Susan Crawford says FCC chairman Tom Wheeler is prioritizing political expediency over a real solution to the problem of net neutrality, such as declaring the Internet a utility.

Is Everyone a Little Bit Racist? (All In with Chris Hayes)

Roosevelt Institute Fellow Dorian Warren discusses the ways that racial attitudes, which are different from racist behaviors, impact policy. 

Inequality Has Been Going On Forever ... but That Doesn’t Mean It’s Inevitable (NYT)

Inequality could be turned back, writes David Leonhardt and improving education might be an easier route than French economist Thomas Piketty's much-discussed suggestion of a global wealth tax.

Why the Jobs Report Isn’t All Good (The Nation)

George Zornick says that until the jobs report from the survey of households is just as positive as the one from the survey of businesses, Americans shouldn't be assured there's been economic growth.

Mary Jo White Doesn't Scare Anybody (TNR)

Alec MacGillis writes that while President Obama framed his choice for new chair of the Securities and Exchange Commission as a push back on Wall Street, in fact White's regulatory approach has been lacking.

New on Next New Deal

The Minimum Wage Index: Why the GOP's Filibuster Will Hurt Workers

Roosevelt Institute Senior Fellow Richard Kirsch lays out the numbers that show how raising the minimum wage is necessary for today's economy.

Cliven Bundy's Window into the War on the Poor

Cliven Bundy's description of the social safety net as a form of slavery reflects a common conservative ideology of poverty as personal failing, writes Roosevelt Institute Fellow Andrea Flynn. That framework enables the GOP's push to dismantle the safety net.

No More Sterlings: It's Time for Communities to Take Ownership of Their Sports Teams

Alan Smith, Roosevelt Institute's Associate Director of Networked Initiatives, writes that a fan-owned Los Angeles Clippers could be a model of how a sports team could truly support its an anchor institution. 

Originally posted to Daily Kos Economics on Mon May 05, 2014 at 05:14 AM PDT.

Also republished by Daily Kos.

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Comment Preferences

  •  Yes, but "it" is worthless. (0+ / 0-)

    What we the people own and control are real natural and man-made assets whose value is unquantifiable and uncounted. Moreover, albeit somewhat worn and tarnished, those assets will remain long after every one of the 1% have gone to their "eternal reward."

    I am not sure there is much point maudering about the worthless wealth of the 1%. Better to focus on the stewards of our real assets who are trying to persuade us that the "wealth managers" would do better than the people we've already hired. Congress needs to be reconstituted with people who know how to do something more than talk.

    "Those who can't, preach." Let's send all those preachers in Congress back to church and hire people, come November, who know how to work.

    "Yes, we can" needs to be amplified into "Yes, we can do."

    by hannah on Mon May 05, 2014 at 06:03:47 AM PDT

  •  Does the survey actually ask people if they are (0+ / 0-)

    retiring or do we simply assume that people of a certain age who leave the work force must be retiring?

    Seems to me that the assumption isn't quite as strong as it might once have been.

    LG: You know what? You got spunk. MR: Well, Yes... LG: I hate spunk!

    by dinotrac on Mon May 05, 2014 at 08:12:06 PM PDT

  •  About the social safety net: There are also (0+ / 0-)

    middle of the road, middle class people who believe that if some people who get food stamps, housing subsidies, etc took school more seriously, didn't have "all those kids", took better care of themselves, didn't do drugs or drink too much, etc., they wouldn't need "government handouts or have to continue to get them most of their lives.

    Sad to say this is not just a conservative thing.

    It’s the Supreme Court, stupid! Followed by: It's always the Supreme Court! Progressives will win only when we convince a majority that they, too, are Progressive.

    by auapplemac on Mon May 05, 2014 at 11:06:18 PM PDT

  •  Fortunately, Kansas is leading the way! (0+ / 0-)

    Kansas has instituted massive tax cuts in their pursuit of the Conservative Dream.

    Hopefully, the collapse of Kansas will auger the end of GOP Utopia.

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