Robert Borosage

Robert L. Borosage is the founder and president of the Institute for America’s Future and co-director of its sister organization, the Campaign for America’s Future.

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Sen. Elizabeth Warren Views
Friday, July 11, 2014 - 7:15am
Economic Populism at Heart of Emerging Debate Among Democrats
Over at The Washington Post , the usually sensible Greg Sargent endorses the notion that divisions among Democrats are “mostly trumped up.” The tension between the Wall Street wing of the party and the Warren (as in Elizabeth) wing is an overblown fiction of a press corps desperate for some action...
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Monday, June 16, 2014 - 10:00am
Private Wealth, Public Squalor: America’s Dilemma
In the first six months of this year, Senate Republicans used the filibuster to block the Senate majority from increasing the minimum wage , providing paycheck fairness to women , and enabling those with student debt to refinance at lower rates, paid for by insuring millionaires pay a minimum tax...
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(Cover detail from new report, "The New Populism: A Movement and Agenda to Transform Our Economy and Politics," by the Campaign for America's Future.) Views
Thursday, May 22, 2014 - 9:15am
What is the New Populism?
Today, in Washington, the Campaign for America’s Future is convening a major summit on The New Populism, keynoted by Sen. Elizabeth Warren. (It will be live streamed on our website ). What follows are excerpts from remarks I will deliver at that meeting. What is the new populism? The Princeton...
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Monday, April 21, 2014 - 8:15am
Can Democracy Tame Plutocracy?
We are headed into a national reckoning. To paraphrase the unlamented Donald Rumsfeld, there are the known knowns and the known unknowns. We know that America is reaching new levels of extreme inequality. We know that from the founders on, our wisest leaders cautioned that extreme and entrenched...
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Friday, April 18, 2014 - 7:30am
In The Age of Faux Populism, Where Are the Real Pitchforks?
Americans are in a surly mood, confronting rules they feel are rigged against them. President Barack Obama captured this populist temper in his re-election campaign. He then launched his second term declaring that inequality is the “ most pressing challenge of our time,” and laying out a popular...
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Thursday, March 13, 2014 - 8:39am
The Audacity of Common Sense: Progressive Caucus’ ‘Better Off Budget’
Budgets are numbing – grist for geeks, not citizens. The Congressional Progressive Caucus annual budget proposal – the Better Off Budget – is no exception, detailing row after row of numeric projections.
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Wednesday, March 5, 2014 - 4:47am
Obama’s 2015 Budget: Waging Populist Fights in Strategic Retreat
President Obama’s 2015 Budget sets up many of the right fights with the right opponents. Republicans who dismiss it out of hand – “most irresponsible budget yet” fumed House Speaker John Boehner – are exposed for what they are:
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Friday, July 5, 2013 - 12:25pm
Jobs Report: ‘New Normal’ Is Neither New, Normal nor Acceptable
This month’s lackluster jobs report – 195,000 net jobs created in the month of June with the unemployment rate unchanged at 7.6 percent – leaves Americans adrift.
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Wednesday, April 10, 2013 - 8:37am
The President’s Budget: A Misguided Mission Statement
Today, the president releases his budget for fiscal year 2014, the year that begins this October. Commentators and advocates will pour over its disparate parts, although the White House has already leaked its major contours.
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Wednesday, March 27, 2013 - 1:20pm
Health Care Costs: The Rip Off That Bankrupts America
The International Federation of Health Plans has depicted our ridiculous health care system in 21 graphs. We don’t get more health care; we just pay more — much more.
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