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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.
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.
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.
American Bureaucracy's Long and Useful History
The effort to protect those vulnerable to corporate power takes many forms.
Public Goods, Profits, and State Legitimacy
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.
It's only fair, and other reasons why voters on all sides should agree.
We need to be cautious. Alternatives to blame may be even worse.
Debt relief is fair. It would also be good for the economy. Why isn’t it happening? Politics.
Debt is a political crisis that requires a political response.
The real battle is not about eliminating rents but determining who will benefit from them.
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David Theo Goldberg
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