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  • April 21, 2011 | Dante Barry
                                   Chicago Fellows |  New York City Fellows |  Washington, DC Fellows                           ...
  • Deadline 2/17 for Summer Academy
    February 14, 2011 | Tarsi Dunlop
    Are you passionate about progressive values? Are you tired of hearing politicians snip at each other? Do adults in your life tell you to be patient because you're not old enough to really contribute? Do you dread the idea of making copies and getting coffee all summer? Are you worried about how you'll afford city living as an intern? There's one...
  • January 24, 2011 | Adam Jutha
     Tuesday evening at 9:00pm EST, millions of Americans and the larger international community will join together to listen to President Barack Obama deliver his second State of the Union Address (SOTU). Roosevelt students across the nation will be doing exactly the same thing. We'd like to strongly recommend and encourage you to throw...
  • November 13, 2010 | Maclen Zilber
    In the realm of political science, one of the most compelling, methodologically sound, and consistent empirical discoveries that has been made by modern academics is that year-by-year changes in American elections are heavily determined by changes in voters' personal economic situations. While a number of models exist using the same basic inputs,...
  • November 5, 2010 | Kunitaka Ueno
    World leaders are engaged in a new economic catfight: the currency war. Today’s tensions are rooted in a phenomenon called the “global imbalance”. These phrases are not very informative. So before I explain what they’re doing today, let me tell you how they got into this mess in the first place.   Let's start...
  • November 2, 2010 | Maclen Zilber
    In a lot of political dialogue we hear these days, a frequently visited point, primarily on the conservative end of the political spectrum, is that taxation is in some regard damaging to freedom. Now, the effect that taxation has on economic freedom has been explored quite a bit, but I was curious if we could find out what statistical effect...
  • October 22, 2010 | Maclen Zilber
    On September 29th, like clockwork, the House of Representatives realized that an election was a month away, and decided to pass a bill authorizing tariffs against countries that manipulated their currencies, specifically China. Economists, by-and-large, don't like protectionism, so there has been a split across the economic community as to whether...
  • October 19, 2010 | Website Administrator
    The National Deficit has erupted into the trillions and the lava of damage has been oozing over all policy iniatives for years now. The rhetoric of old washingtonian politicans now includes our youth's future and how growth can be sustained. Progressive agendas oftentimes involve programs, funding, and resources. How can the progressive...
  • October 18, 2010 | Samson Mai
     Every decision involves an opportunity cost. The decision to go to war is no different. The decision to invade Iraq incurred heavy opportunity costs. In a recent NY Times article written by Joseph Stiglitz, the tally of the Iraq War was 3 trillion. Let me repeat that figure. 3 trillion. This accounted for government expenditures and the war...
  • October 18, 2010 | Samson Mai
     It is said often that what separates America from other countries is the prevalence of the rule of law. However, many indexes and studies show that America is relatively low in aggregate rankings of justice and law. The USA is at the bottom of all developed countries in terms of access to civil justice according to the World Justice Project...