Most Young Adults Say They Are Worse Off Compared to Four Years Ago

By: Wednesday November 2, 2011 10:00 am

A new poll by Demos on young adults finds a strong majority say it’s harder now to make ends meet than four years ago. It even worse for Latinos. That large majorities say they’re worse off indicates Obama will find it difficult to convince these young adults to work on ensuring his reelection.


How the Roosevelt Institute Sold FDR’s Legacy to Pete Peterson

By: Friday June 3, 2011 10:00 am

Why, after spending considerable resources, such as a website called New Deal 2.0, with virtually daily posts by Roosevelt fellows debunking deficit terrorism, and more formal work, such as a well-researched and argued paper by Tom Ferguson and Rob Johnson debunking deficit cutting in general and assaults on entitlements in particular, has the Roosevelt Institute cast its lot with a sworn enemy? Make no mistake, not only did the Institute undermine its raison d’etre by attaching its name to the Peterson anti-entitlements campaign, but as we’ll discuss later, the end product, as would be expected, bolstered particular initiatives that are contrary to FDR’s legacy, the Institute’s more general “progressive” objectives, and sound economics.

Progressive Budget Plan Deals with Deficit Reduction Through Growth

By: Monday November 29, 2010 12:30 pm

The Century Foundation, Demos and the Economic Policy Institute have released a liberal counterpoint budget plan, as a response to the plan put forward by Erskine Bowles and Alan “The Greediest Generation” Simpson on deficit reduction. The counterpoint is fundamentally different in that it demands increased employment levels before spending reductions kick in.

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