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Mike Konczal

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Mike Konczal

Mike Konczal is a Fellow at the Roosevelt Institute. He blogs at Rortybomb and New Deal 2.0.


News and Features

Paul Ryan’s poverty plan uses old tricks to make deep cuts.

Both Republicans and Democrats want to solve economic insecurity by giving people more purchasing power. There’s a better solution.

Ryan wouldn’t just slash Medicare, Medicaid and Social Security. He would fundamentally alter how those programs work.

Twelve red states account for 70 percent of all state and local public sector jobs lost since 2010.

The federal government has the unique ability, and thus responsibility, to set baselines for citizenship, economic security and market rules.

The proposed rule drew a blizzard of criticism from the financial industry. Here’s why commercial banks shouldn’t be able to make risky bets.

Unemployment dropped to 8.6 percent, while the economy added 120,000 new jobs. Is this good enough news?

It took thirty years for inequality to become this dramatic, and it will be a generational project to reverse it.