Mike Konczal is a fellow with the Roosevelt Institute, where he works on financial reform, unemployment, inequality, and a progressive vision of the economy. His blog, Rortybomb, was named one of the 25 Best Financial Blogs by Time Magazine. A contributor to The Nation, his writing has appeared in the Boston Review, Democracy, The American Prospect, the Washington Monthly, Slate and Dissent, and he’s appeared on PBS Newshour, MSNBC’s Rachel Maddow Show, CNN, Marketplace and more.
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Raves and Reviews
“Mike Konczal of the Roosevelt Institute, whose blog has become essential reading for anyone interested in financial reform…A number of people have asked for my own list of top finance/economics/whatever blogs. …I read Calculated Risk, Econbrowser, Rortybomb…”
– Paul Krugman, Nobel-Prize Winning Economist and New York Times columnist.
“Rortybomb’s Mike Konczal…make you think everything else — from other bloggers to newspaper columnists to magazine articles — are lazy. Konczal is constantly applying new data sets and information to arguments in desperate need of empiricism. His comfort with the mathematical models and statistical wizardry that make most journalists blanch is married to an easy writing style and a pop-culture sensibility. He’s one of my daily reads, and he should be one of yours too.”
– Ezra Klein, Vox
“In the end, the expected take-down came from finance whiz Mike Konczal, solidifying even further his status as the Italian Vogue of the econoblogosphere: the best that there is, read by everybody who matters, if nobody else.”
– Felix Salmon, Reuters
“Rortybomb has been a juggernaut of must-read commentary on regulatory reform this week. Just start at the top and read down.”
– Ryan Avent, Economist’s Free Exchange
“Mike is a bona fide financial engineer with the good sense to live in the San Francisco area, and is a natural with economics, finance, public policy, and the English language.”
– James Kwak, Baseline Scenario
“In two posts, the amazing Rortybomb tries to make sense of credit-card-pricing mysteries, including this one, using ideas we learned in finance class. Only his training in critical theory prevents a Scanners-style head explosion.”
– Steve Randy Waldman, Interfluidity
“A recent post and set of graphs from Mike Konczal, who maintains the excellent Rortybomb blog, drive this point home.”
– Andrew McAfee, Harvard Business Review