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Mike Konczal

Mike Konczal is a fellow at the Roosevelt Institute. His work has appeared in The Nation, Slate, and The American Prospect. He blogs at Rortybomb.

Articles

Labor activists once understood time to be a checking mechanism on market activity. In our own era of uncontrolled working hours, this is a vision of freedom worth recapturing.
Mike Konczal
Our long-term goal must go well beyond the Senate bill to build a more resilient economy.
Mike Konczal, Felicia Wong

Local government can't fix our problems. Only big government can.

Mike Konczal

American bureaucracy's long and useful history.

Mike Konczal

Public Goods, Profits, and State Legitimacy

Mike Konczal

Thomas Piketty’s Capital in the Twenty-First Century dismantles received economic wisdom on the nature of inequality—including the idea that it is necessary for a rising tide to lift all boats.

Mike Konczal

It's only fair, and other reasons why voters on all sides should agree.

Mike Konczal

Forums

Debt relief is fair. It would also be good for the economy. Why isn’t it happening? Politics.

Mike Konczal

Forum Responses

The economy is changing rapidly thanks to new technologies. But who will be enriched—all of us, or just a handful of owners? This is a choice we can make, and Sabeel Rahman...
Mike Konczal
We need to be cautious. Alternatives to blame may be even worse.
Mike Konczal
I’d like to thank all the respondents for their contributions, which focus on three major concerns. Several commentators express skepticism about the idea that a balance-sheet recession is holding the economy back....
Mike Konczal
Democratizing Markets In his provocative essay, David Grusky calls for Occupy Wall Street and other groups looking to combat inequality to go beyond a “tax-based redistributive agenda.” They should focus instead on...
Mike Konczal
In his provocative essay, David Grusky calls for Occupy Wall Street and other groups looking to combat inequality to go beyond a “tax-based redistributive agenda.” They should focus instead on the way...
Mike Konczal

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