Todd Tucker

Jamelle Bouie had another great NYT column on what Democrats should do by way of legislative agenda if they retain Congress. I riffed on his notion that the new agenda should be social policy rather than industrial policy, and whether these were not more related than distinct, on Twitter here

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The Biden administration made a huge announcement this week with its decision to cancel up to $20,000 in student debt per eligible borrower. My colleagues at the Roosevelt Institute Suzanne Kahn and Joe Stiglitz had important pieces putting this in context, and pushing back against the narrative that this would spur inflation. I pulled together there and other readings here on Twitter and here in unrolled form.

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Jesse Jenkins and some other folks posted earlier this week about whether we need a radically simpler build out process for clean energy, and whether communities blocking projects had too much power. I had a thread with some of my reflections on what we can learn from trade shocks and…

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Todd Tucker

Todd Tucker

I write about democracy, political economy, and trade. Fellow at the Roosevelt Institute and Roosevelt Forward.