Mike Konczal

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Mike Konczal is a contributor to The Nation and a director at the Roosevelt Institute, where he focuses on inequality, unemployment, and new economic ideas. He is author of Freedom from the Market: America’s Fight to Liberate Itself from the Grip of the Invisible Hand (The New Press).

3 Reasons Why Republicans Will Let the Rich Abuse the Tax Code

3 Reasons Why Republicans Will Let the Rich Abuse the Tax Code 3 Reasons Why Republicans Will Let the Rich Abuse the Tax Code

The GOP tax bill creates a vast and easy game for accountants to play.

Jan 12, 2018 / Editorial / Mike Konczal

Trump Is Creating a Grifter Economy

Trump Is Creating a Grifter Economy Trump Is Creating a Grifter Economy

The White House’s economic plans help the scheming and powerful swindle ordinary Americans.

Nov 2, 2017 / Editorial / Mike Konczal

The Financial Industry Is Its Own Best Enemy

The Financial Industry Is Its Own Best Enemy The Financial Industry Is Its Own Best Enemy

Equifax’s blunder does more than any white paper to demonstrate the need for financial reform.

Sep 21, 2017 / Editorial / Mike Konczal

This Small Regulation Shows Us How the Economy Could Work for Everybody

This Small Regulation Shows Us How the Economy Could Work for Everybody This Small Regulation Shows Us How the Economy Could Work for Everybody

We know how to control monopolies, and we’ve done it before.

Jul 27, 2017 / Editorial / Mike Konczal

How the ‘Populist’ President is Creating an Aristocracy

How the ‘Populist’ President is Creating an Aristocracy How the ‘Populist’ President is Creating an Aristocracy

Not quite what voters expected.

May 18, 2017 / Editorial / Mike Konczal

The Truth About the GOP Health-Care Plan

The Truth About the GOP Health-Care Plan The Truth About the GOP Health-Care Plan

Republicans have criticized it from the left, and they’re gutting it from the right.

Mar 8, 2017 / Editorial / Mike Konczal

Trump Is Capitalizing on the Anxiety Caused by the End of Steady Employment

Trump Is Capitalizing on the Anxiety Caused by the End of Steady Employment Trump Is Capitalizing on the Anxiety Caused by the End of Steady Employment

Liberals should speak to workers’ experience of precarity.

Dec 28, 2016 / Editorial / Mike Konczal

Obama Was Not an Economic Radical. Trump Will Be.

Obama Was Not an Economic Radical. Trump Will Be. Obama Was Not an Economic Radical. Trump Will Be.

President Obama’s economic reforms were modest—but they’re definitely worth fighting for.

Dec 15, 2016 / Editorial / Bryce Covert and Mike Konczal

Here’s the Trade Policy That Progressives Should Get Behind

Here’s the Trade Policy That Progressives Should Get Behind Here’s the Trade Policy That Progressives Should Get Behind

Hint: It doesn’t involve building walls.

Oct 17, 2016 / Editorial / Mike Konczal

These Policies Could Move America Toward a Universal Basic Income

These Policies Could Move America Toward a Universal Basic Income These Policies Could Move America Toward a Universal Basic Income

Small steps, big benefits.

Aug 1, 2016 / Editorial / Mike Konczal

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