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The Internet Is Back to Solid Regulatory Ground (NYT)
Roosevelt Institute Fellow Susan Crawford says that by regulating Internet infrastructure as a utility, the Federal Communications Commission is going back to its roots of solid legal authority.
[FCC Chairman Tom Wheeler] is not proposing to "regulate the Internet" or the websites of businesses that use the Internet to reach customers. This would not constrain what Americans can say online, nor would it constrain the extraordinary innovation that has come about because of the Internet's borderless and permission-free nature.
Tom Wheeler is simply saying that the F.C.C. should have solid legal authority over the physical wires, tubes and towers located in the United States that move information from Point A to Point B. And that's all he's doing.
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Winners of 2015 MacArthur Awards for Nonprofit Organizations (AP)
The Roosevelt Institute | Campus Network is among this year's recipients of the 2015 MacArthur Award for Creative and Effective Institutions.
A Greek Morality Tale (Project Syndicate)
Roosevelt Institute Chief Economist Joseph Stiglitz says that the treatment of Greece's debt shows the need for reform in the eurozone to encourage growth-centered economic policy.
Rand Paul is Dead Wrong About Vaccines. But He Has a Point About the Federal Reserve. (The Week)
Jeff Spross says that Rand Paul is right that the Fed could use greater accountability – but the answer isn't an auditor. Roosevelt Institute Fellow Mike Konczal suggests better targeted goals as an alternative.
A Fair Day’s Wage (New Yorker)
In addition to raising wages for his lowest-paid workers, Aetna's CEO is reviving old labor relations rhetoric of fair pay and shared success, writes James Surowiecki.
America’s Recipe for Disaster: How New Corporate “Amnesty” Plan Could Doom the Economy (Salon)
Allowing corporations to pay a reduced tax rate on profits they've held overseas only encourages them to continue this pattern, writes David Dayen, which impacts tax revenues for years.
We're Jailing the Wrong People. We Need to Jail More of the Right Ones: Corporate Criminals (TAP)
Robert Kuttner says that misclassifying workers as contractors – or rather, payroll fraud – should be punished with jail time, just like other forms of deliberate fraud.