News and Press

The following is a sampling of recent and significant media coverage covering The Institute's team and work. If you are a member of the press looking to connect with our team, please email us at [email protected].

Media Coverage

July 4, 2023
Shower Money on H.B.C.U.s
New York Times

June 29, 2023
Real change in California will take structural reforms and younger voters
Capitol Weekly

June 23, 2023
Why this Economist Wants to Give Every Poor Child $50,000
New York Times - The Ezra Klein Show

Summer 2023
Centering People and the Environment

May 26, 2023
Opinion: Baby bonds deal a triumph for state
CT Post

May 23, 2023
Economy must be 'at service of life': resisting debt and neocolonialism in Africa
Peoples Dispatch

May 21, 2023
NY played a key role in the slave trade, but California's leading on reparations

May 16, 2023
Connecticut’s $600 Million Plan to Narrow Wealth Gap: Give Kids Trust Funds
Bloomberg (paywalled)

May 16, 2023
‘Baby Bonds’ for youths in poverty salvaged after compromise
The Connecticut Mirror

January 4, 2023
How Crypto Leaves Black Investors in the Red
The Nation

September 6, 2022
OPINION: Our education system is not setting up students for success
The Hechinger Report

August 31, 2022
Reassessing Education and the American Dream | Opinion

August 11, 2022
Raising Young Kids in America Has Become Hell, and the Government Should Finally Acknowledge That
The New Republic

July 29, 2022
Biden Had a Great Week. He Should Use the Momentum to Push Baby Bonds

June 10, 2022
African Americans are heavily investing in cryptocurrency. Will it pay off?

June 2, 2022
Why a Not-So-Hot Economy Might Be Good News
The New York Times

May 5, 2022
How the Government Helped White Americans Steal Black Farmland
The New Republic

May 2, 2022
U.S. Black farmers lost $326 bln worth of land in 20th century

April 29, 2022
A 'birthright to capital': An economist makes the case for 'baby bonds'

March 17, 2022
A Once Radical Idea to Close the Wealth Gap Is Actually Happening
Bloomberg Businessweek

February 10, 2022
The economy is strong but voters aren't feeling it. That's a problem for Biden

February 10, 2022
The case for reparations in New York City

February 2, 2022
Baby bonds: 'There should be automatic enrollment so that no children get left out,' expert says

January 28, 2022
Biden’s Federal Reserve Nominee Lisa Cook Is Facing a Racist Smear Campaign

January 26, 2022
What should the White House do to combat inflation? Experts weighed in with 12 ideas.
The Washington Post

January 18, 2022
Treasury Secretary Janet Yellen Tells King Breakfast Attendees the Feds Must Work to Eliminate Systemic Inequalities

October 29, 2021
“A Pivotal Change”: Economist Darrick Hamilton on What the Build Back Better Act Could Accomplish
Democracy Now

September 29, 2021
Baby bonds and open doors offer more chances at prosperity, experts say
Financial Planning

June 29, 2021
Economists grapple with how much racism is to blame for a wide pay gap.
The New York Times

June 13, 2021
What the Rich Don’t Want to Admit About the Poor
The New York Times

April 6, 2021
Biden's $2 Trillion Infrastructure Plan Goes Beyond Bridges and Roads, But Its "Scale Is Inadequate"
Democracy Now

March 23, 2021
After Unrest and Protests, NYC Creates Group to Dismantle Structural Racism
The New York Times

February 1, 2021
What Cancelling Student Debt Would Do for the Racial Wealth Gap
The New York Times

December 22, 2020
We Must Reject Austerity Politics: Economist Darrick Hamilton on Why $900B Stimulus Is Not Enough
Democracy Now

September 21, 2020
Could Baby Bonds Help Reduce Wealth Inequality in America?

On Point

August 14, 2020
America’s Retirement Race Gap, and Ideas for Closing It

The New York Times

May 9, 2020
Opinion | Congress: Enact a Federal Job Guarantee

The New York Times


Recent Press Releases

Updated Report Provides Roadmap for Baby Bonds Policymaking
An updated report from the Institute on Race, Power and Political Economy and Prosperity Now provides guidance and context for elected officials, policymakers, and advocates to craft effective state-and local-level Baby Bonds proposals. 
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Hernán Santa Cruz Dialogue brings United Nations and global leaders to The New School to discuss transformative potential of a Human Rights Economy
As part of the Human Rights 75 Initiative, the Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights (OHCHR) and the Institute on Race, Power and Political Economy convened a group of global leaders and expert economists at The New School to discuss the pivotal task of building economies that invest in and deliver a sustainable future for all.
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New Research Series from the Institute on Race, Power and Political Economy Outlines Expert-Informed Policy Recommendations for U.S. Education, Civics, and Workforce Equity
Co-led and curated by Henry A. J. Ramos, a senior fellow at the Institute, and Tim Komatsu, a graduate student researcher in politics at The New School, the series builds on new commentaries and conversations involving many of America's leading educators, civic leaders, and workforce training professionals concerned about the nation’s growing educational, civic, and prosperity sharing challenges.
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The Institute and the UN Partner on a Human Rights Economy
The United Nations Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights (OHCHR) and The New School’s Institute on Race, Power and Political Economy today announced a global partnership to advance scholarship and economic policy making toward achieving human rights.
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