Press Release: Curbing Carbon Investment with Dodd-Frank Regulations

New report explores how Dodd-Frank regulations can minimize Wall Street’s investment in climate change   Climate change threatens our financial stability. Some experts predict that global economic losses could reach $23 trillion—three or four times the scale of the 2008 financial crisis. Despite these warnings, US-based financial institutions continue to increase their investments in dirty energy. … Continued

Press Release: A Presidential Pathway to Student Debt Relief

New report considers the possibility of implementing a student debt jubilee without further legislation, a previously unconsidered way to address the $1.6 trillion dollar student debt crisis in the US NY, NY – Today, the Great Democracy Initiative (GDI) released An Administrative Path to Student Debt Cancellation to explain how a president could implement a … Continued

Press Release: New Report on Executive Action to Lower Prescription Drug Prices

Excessively high drug prices put many Americans in the impossible position of choosing between health and financial security. There are many proposals in Congress to address high drug prices, but policymakers’ deep ties to the pharmaceutical industry stand as barriers to congressional action.  Recognizing that there are several actions a presidential administration could take to … Continued

Press Release: New Report on a Homestead Act for the 21st Century

In a new report, Professor Mehrsa Baradaran, author of The Color of Money and How the Other Half Banks, proposes a 21st Century Homestead Act as a progressive way to revitalize American cities and build wealth for Americans who were excluded from historical programs that built intergenerational wealth through homeownership. Baradaran looks to the 19th … Continued

Press Release: New Report Outlines Progressive Tax Policy Agenda

New York – One year after Congress passed the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act of 2018 (TCJA), a new report from the Great Democracy Initiative, Restoring Democracy through Tax Policy, offers a bold vision for progressive tax reform. In the report, Jeremy Bearer-Friend, Acting Assistant Professor of Tax Law at NYU School of Law, argues … Continued

Press Release: New Report Outlines Progressive Trade Policy Agenda

New York – A new report from the Great Democracy Initiative, A Blueprint for a New American Trade Policy, proposes a transformational agenda for trade policy. Report authors Timothy Meyer and Ganesh Sitaraman argue that there need to be radical changes to the way trade policy is made in order to address economic inequality and national … Continued

Press Release: New Reports on Reviving Antitrust for the 21st Century Economy

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: September 25, 2018   CONTACT: Mariam Ahmed, mariam.ahmed@berlinrosen.com   NEW REPORTS: REVIVING ANTITRUST FOR THE 21ST CENTURY ECONOMY Roosevelt Institute and Great Democracy Initiative Release Legislative Blueprint for Combatting the Second Gilded Age   NEW YORK, NY – As concentrated corporate power threatens jobs and wages and worsens inequality, the Roosevelt Institute and … Continued

Statement: Great Democracy Initiative Responds to Bill Introduced by Sen. Elizabeth Warren to Curb Government Corruption

New York, NY – Today, Sen. Elizabeth Warren (D-MA) introduced legislation that would make sweeping changes to our country’s ethics and conflict of interest laws. The Anti-Corruption and Public Integrity Act would limit the influence lobbyists have in policymaking, deter government officials from enriching themselves through their public positions, end the revolving door between industries … Continued