Tuesday, May 12, 2015

New Think Tank Report to Drive 2016 Debate for Democrats

The New York-based think tank Roosevelt Institute has just published a new report that will likely drive the 2016 Democratic debate on the economy, wealth, taxes, jobs and a host of other key issues.

The report, which has 37 policy recommendations, is being unveiled today at an event at the National Press Club in Washington, DC featuring Sen. Elizabeth Warren (D-MA) and New York Mayor Bill de Blasio.

The 114-page report, entitled "Rewriting the Rules of the American Economy: An Agenda for Growth and Shared Prosperity," was written by Joseph Stiglitz, Chief Economist of the Roosevelt Institute.

The report was co-authored by four other Roosevelt Institute scholars, and received input from a variety of academic and liberal-leaning think tank scholars, including those from Center for Economic Policy Research (CEPR), Center on Budget and Policy Priorities (CBPP), Washington Center for Equitable Growth, and Economic Policy Institute (EPI).

The New York Times says that the report will likely influence Hillary Clinton's agenda, and it calls the Roosevelt Institute a "liberal think tank with ties to Mrs. Clinton's economic team."

In the Washington Post, Katrina vanden Heuval says that the report is part of the "emerging populist agenda.  Jim Tankersley of the Washington Post says the report is a "new manifesto for fighting inequality," and calls it "very liberal."

More coming soon...