Daily Digest - May 5: Yes, the Haves Still Have Most of It

May 5, 2014Rachel Goldfarb

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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 community.as an anchor institution. 

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