I have good news. I have just accepted a new job; starting now, I’ll be a Fellow at the Roosevelt Institute. I’ll be working on financial reform, as well as developing ideas related to the 21st century economy, structural unemployment, inequality, risk sharing, consumer access to financial services and more generally what it means to have a social contract in a financialized, post-industrial economy. We are currently talking about how to merge my blog with their blogging website New Deal 2.0.
I also have to figure out how to get to New York City, where I’ll be based. Anyone up for a drink once I’m settled?
This opportunity is very exciting for me (I won’t lie, I’ve been singing “fellow, ellow, ellow eh eh eh” in my head since accepting). Thank you everyone who has read, commented, emailed, linked, etc. Special thanks to Felix Salmon and James/Simon at Baseline and Derek Thompson at The Atlantic for pushing this blog into a wider audience, Ezra Klein, Ryan Avent, Reihan Salam and Chris Hayes for encouragement and engagement on many issues, and Steve Randy Waldman for being an influence in how to write about finance on the blogosphere. I had no expectation that this would have blown up the way it did, and it has been an excellent ride so far. I hope you stick around for what comes next!