Last week, we took some time to talk about what Roosevelt @ MSU does as a broader organization, covering our research and writing efforts as well as our advocacy work. This week, we wanted to take some time to talk about our blog. Our blog started last year as part of a broader effort to expand … Continue reading What We Write About
Last year, we published a post introducing ourselves, fittingly titled We Are Roosevelt @ MSU. That piece focused on our philosophy as an organization, and we still think it's worth a read. However, we wanted to take some time at the beginning of this year to focus on what exactly Roosevelt @ MSU does. What we … Continue reading What We Do at Roosevelt
The Roosevelt @ MSU blog is taking a much-needed break this week as we prepare for the upcoming school year and decompress from Hyde Park 2017. We'll be back next week with a post about ethnic cleansing. Instead of leaving you without any policy content, though, I'd like to direct you towards a 10 Ideas … Continue reading We’re Taking a Week Off
The Roosevelt Institute's premiere student publications are the 10 Ideas journals. Published every spring, the 10 Ideas journals aim to showcase the best ideas from Roosevelters across every policy area, from education to foreign policy. They are an important resource for us in our lobbying efforts, and the launching point for broader projects of policy change. This year … Continue reading Roosevelt @ MSU Featured in 10 Ideas
Being young people who are interested in public policy is weird. There’s a persistent assumption that we don’t know what we’re talking about, or that we somehow don’t understand enough about the world to have an informed opinion. Further, though, there is a belief that our basic assumptions of how the world should work—that people working full-time should not live in poverty, that people deserve available and affordable health care—are a product of the naivety of youth. This is, needless to say, deeply condescending.