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By Rachel Goldfarb, originally published on Next New Deal

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Not Your Father's Electorate (Richard Heffner's Open Mind)

Roosevelt Institute Vice President of Networks Taylor Jo Isenberg discusses the issues that young female voters are focused on today, zeroing in on economic concerns like paid leave.

The FCC Wants to Let Cities Build Their Own Broadband. House Republicans Disagree. (Vox)

Timothy B. Lee draws on Roosevelt Institute Fellow Susan Crawford's work to explain why municipalities should be allowed to build publicly-owned high-speed Internet networks.

The Bad Boss Tax (In These Times)

Sarah Jaffe looks at the "bad business fee" plan developing in Minnesota, which would fine employers for the de facto subsidies they receive when their workers are on public assistance.

Republicans Want to Control, Not End, the Fed (WaPo)

A GOP proposal would force the Federal Reserve to choose a mathematical rule for setting interest rates, but Matt O'Brien says that would be a hugely ineffective way to create policy.

Rep. Keith Ellison Wants to Make Union Organizing a Civil Right (MSNBC)

Ned Resnikoff reports on the Congressman's planned bill, which would allow workers to individually sue their employers for anti-union retaliation.

Part-Time Schedules, Full-Time Headaches (NYT)

Continuing his look at the problems that on-call schedules create for part-time workers, Steven Greenhouse emphasizes the near-impossibility of getting ahead without regular schedules.

The Last Hope for Extending Long-Term Unemployment Insurance May Have Just Gone Poof (MoJo)

Patrick Caldwell writes that with the GOP using a bit of budget trickery called pension smoothing to pay for highways, Democrats have to find a new option for funding long-term unemployment insurance.

New on Next New Deal

What Will the American Economy Look Like 26 Years From Today?

Roosevelt Institute Senior Fellow Bo Cutter introduces a series of speculations on the future of the American economy, with a focus on changes in technology, cities, and labor.


Originally posted to Daily Kos Economics on Mon Jul 21, 2014 at 05:14 AM PDT.

Also republished by Daily Kos.

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Comment Preferences

  •  Yeah, groovy that a young man (0+ / 0-)

    "discusses the issues that young female voters are focused on today"

    The young women struck me as a product of the educational system that wants young women to answer appropriately to men.

    In that respect, those young women did a good job.  In the respect of truly using their talents for the good of humanity, I wish they had better ambitions than to be part of this interview.

    In summary, I found this interview to be blather.  There are millennials out there making a REAL difference.  But these aren't them.

    If you don't like it, attack the message, not the messenger. The former may convince me that I am wrong, but the latter will always convince that I am right.

    by nancyjones on Mon Jul 21, 2014 at 08:23:37 PM PDT

    •  I think your ctiticisms of these VERY young women (0+ / 0-)

      Seem a bit harsh to me...  I'm not sure how old you are (I'm almost 45), but when I look back at my early years after college, I thank every God known to man that no one interviewed me regarding my political beliefs.  I remember that time, no longer under my parents' influence, not having my beliefs shaped or molded by any teachers for the first time...  I was all over the place in those few years.  These young women may not have sounded all that prepared for the interview, but I found the topics to be all over the map.  I was not all that impressed with the interviewer.  (I could have lived without all of the "You knows", from both young women.  Is anyone from that generation capable of forming sentences without adding "you know"?!)  But, as far as what these young women are doing with their lives, I know Millenials doing less...

  •  The Bad Boss Tax is a great idea! (2+ / 0-)
    Recommended by:
    jessbell911, a2nite

    It's long-past time that employers like Wal-Mart and McDonald's pay their employees a living wage, and it is definitely overdue for taxpayers to stop picking up the slack when they refuse to do so.  This is a great way to give them the opportunity to do right by their workers but hit them in the pocketbooks if they don't.

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