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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.


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Every story that centrists told about the recession turned out to be wrong.

Free trade agreements like the TPP have provisions that are designed less for trade, and more about replacing public bureaucrats with private, corporate ones.

Focusing on unsolvable problems excuses them from dealing with tough political problems.

“Rights can be won, and rights can be taken away. Achievements are always vulnerable.”

America’s giant wealth disparity is driven by a history of racist redlining.

The president’s plan to make two years of community college free for some students could solve some of higher education’s most intractable problems.

It’s easier than you think.

Conservatives’ silver bullet is a joke.

Progressives have forgotten that taxes do more than just raise money.