The Roosevelt Institute is kicking off its newest flagship initiative, Rediscovering Government, with a day of lively discussions by foremost thinkers exploring key questions around the role and purpose of government, including keynote addresses by Nobel laureate and Roosevelt Institute Senior Fellow Joseph Stiglitz and New York Attorney General Eric Schneiderman. Starting at 9 a.m., watch video of the conference live here:
Out-of-touch conservative dogma has been on full display during the Republican primary season, but now we're going to hear from leading progressive thinkers as they work through how to change the national conversation and develop a new narrative about the purpose and value of public action. Under the leadership of Roosevelt Institute Senior Fellow and Rediscovering Government Director Jeff Madrick, our goal is to counter the anti-government language, attitudes, and policies that have dominated American politics for a generation.
For more, check out the new special issue of The Nation guest-edited by Madrick, in which he poses the fundamental question of American politics: Can we trust government again?