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Elizabeth Warren vs. the Democratic Elites (All In With Chris Hayes)
Chris Hayes discusses Senator Warren's keynote at a Roosevelt Institute and Americans for Financial Reform conference on financial reform yesterday. He argues that she needs to convince the rest of the Democrats to adopt her views of the banking industry.
- Roosevelt Take: Senator Warren's speech aired live on C-SPAN 2, and you can watch the archived video here.
Elizabeth Warren’s Populist Insurgency Enters Next Phase (Salon)
David Dayen looks at the new report on financial reform from the Roosevelt Institute and Americans for Financial Reform. He says the proposals aren't just about regulations, but about what economy we want for our citizens.
- Roosevelt Take: You can read the report, "An Unfinished Mission: Making Wall Street Work For Us," here.
Gary Gensler's Successor Has His Work Cut Out for Him (Bloomberg Businessweek)
Matthew Philips thinks that Timothy Massad, who has been nominated to be the next chairman of the Commodity Futures Trading Commission, is well equipped to take on the difficult challenge of enforcing the regulations Gary Gensler pushed through.
Yellen’s Challenge at the Fed: Speaking Persuasively to Investors (NYT)
Binyamin Appelbaum suggests that Janet Yellen's work begins this week with her confirmation hearings. As someone who has pushed the Fed to more clearly articulate its plans, she'll need to start doing just that in front of the Senate Banking Committee.
Two Fed Officials Say Aggressive Policy Action Still Needed (Reuters)
Jonathan Spicer and David Bailey report on statements by the Presidents of the Federal Reserve Banks of Atlanta and Minneapolis which emphasize the need for full employment. Both think that the Fed needs to retain accommodative policies for now.
Occupy Wall Street Activists Buy $15m of Americans' Personal Debt (The Guardian)
Adam Gabbatt explains how the Rolling Jubilee managed to eliminate so much medical debt so quickly. The secondary debt market sells debts for much less than the amount owed, which meant the program was able to have a much larger impact than planned.
The Government’s Human Price Scanners (WaPo)
Emily Wax-Thibodeaux reports on the work of "economic assistants" at the Bureau of Labor and Statistics, who travel the country to record the prices of goods. By recording every detail, like differences in vet fees at night, these relatively unknown workers help to create the Consumer Price Index.
New on Next New Deal
Roosevelt Institute | Campus Network Senior Fellow for Health Care Anisha Hedge says that Millennials aren't interested in the ultra-partisan arguments for or against the ACA. They're more interested in how the law works, and how they can get health insurance.