Long Reads

Here are longer pieces I’ve written, mostly for print.

The Nation, The Score, July 2014 – Present. Monthly print economics column, alternating with Bryce Covert.

Vox, Dodd-Frank turns 5 today – it’s Obama’s most underappreciated achievement, July 2015.

Rolling Stone, What’s Left After Higher Education Is Dismantled?, May 2015.

Dissent Magazine, Liberal Punishment, Spring 2015.

Washington Monthly, Frenzied Financialization, November 2014

Boston Review, Selling Fast – Public Goods, Profits, and State Legitimacy, November 2014.

Boston Review, Studying the Rich – Thomas Piketty and his Critics, April 2014.

Democracy Journal, The Voluntarism Fantasy, Spring 2014. (A list of responses from around the internet are collected here.)

Boston Review, It’s Only Fair, And Other Reasons for a Minimum Wage Hike, March 2014.

New Inquiry, How to Waste a Crisis, November 2013.

Boston Review, Sweet Forgiveness, November 2012.

Dissent, From Master Plan to No Plan: The Slow Death of Public Higher Education (with Aaron Bady), October 2012.

Business Insider, The Complete Guide To America’s Jobs Crisis and the Failure of Monetary Policy Using Animated Gifs, September 11th, 2012.

Jacobin, Against Law, For Order, Spring 2012.

Boston Review, Democratizing Markets, March/April 2012.

Salon, The Privatization Trap, February 5th, 2012.

Washington Monthly, What If Obama Loses? Financial Regulation: Back to the Good Ol’ Days of 2008, January/February 2012.

GOOD, Three Concrete Demands to Hold Wall Street Accountable, September 28th, 2011. (Article turned into a poster, mentioned in Time Magazine.)

White Papers

I write white papers for think tanks. Here are some of them.

Defining Financialization, with Nellie Abernathy. July 2015.

Rewriting the Rules, co-author alongside Joseph Stiglitz, Nell Abernathy, Adam Hersh, and Susan Holmberg. May 2015.

Capital Requirements: Hitting Six Birds With One Stone, An Unfinished Mission, November 2013. Co-editor of the entire twelve chapter volume.

No Discount: Comparing the Public Option to the Coupon Welfare State, New America, December 2012.

How Mortgage Debt is Holding Back the Recovery, Roosevelt Institute. July, 2012.

The GOP’s State Project of Slashing the Public Workforce, Roosevelt Institute.  March, 2012.  With Bryce Covert.  (Featured on MSNBC.)

Women Laid Off, Workers Sped Up: Support Staff Hold a Clue to the Gendered Recover,  Roosevelt Institute.  July 28th, 2011.  With Bryce Covert.

Dramatic Job Revisions Bust Structural Unemployment Myths.  Roosevelt Institute.  May 1th, 2011.

The Boom Not The Slump: The Right Time For Austerity,  Roosevelt Institute.  August 23rd, 2010.  With Arjun Jayadev.

The Stagnating Labor Market.  Roosevelt Institute. September 19th, 2010.  With Arjun Jayadev.

Getting the Best of Both Bills.  Roosevelt Institute.  June 11th, 2010.

The Current State of Financial Reform.  Roosevelt Institute.  March 26th, 2010.

Out of the Shadows: Creating a 21st Century  Glass-Steagall.  Roosevelt Institute.  March 3rd, 2010.  Make Markets Be Markets Chapter, with Raj Date.


I do media. This is out of date for now.

CNN. Should We Go All in on the Volcker Rule?June 4th, 2012.

PBS Newshour. Can America’s Jobless Fill American Jobs?, September 2nd, 2011.

Last Word.  Impact of Federal Reserve on Jobs, August 16th, 2011.

Marketplace.  Weak Economy Overshadows Debt Deal.  August 1st, 2011.

The Nation’s Breakdown.  Are Financial Institutions Holding Our Economy Hostage?, April 22nd, 2011.

Marketplace.  GE’s Immelt Leads Obama Economic Panel On Jobs.  January 21st, 2011.

Countdown with Keith Olbermann.  Third Way’s Unsurprising Foreclosure Crisis Conflict, January 14th, 2011.

NPR.  Dodd-Frank Act Becoming A Reality For Banks.  December 28th, 2010.

Marketplace.  The Pros And Cons Of A Foreclosure Moratorium. October 25th, 2010.

Marketplace.  How Basel III Will Affect Bankers And Consumers.  September 30th, 2010.

The Nation’s Breakdown.  Will the Financial Reform Bill Prevent Future Meltdowns?,  July 23, 2010.

GRITtv.  Financial Reform: Throwing Junk in the Attic.  July 2nd, 2010.

Marketplace.  Buffett To Testify Before FCIC On Moody’s, Ratings Agencies.  June 2nd, 2010.

Marketplace.  Senate Takes Up Derivatives Trading. April 21st, 2010.

Marketplace.  Financial Lobbyists: Go Home!.  April 1st, 2010.

Planet Money.  Podcast: Attack Of The Special Interests!.  March 12th, 2010.

Planet Money.  The Pros And Cons Of Financial Innovation.  July 31st, 2009.

Planet Money.  Is Financial Innovation A Friend Or Foe?.  August 17th, 2009.


I’m on panels, especially on financial and economic matters. Here are some. This is out of date for now.

PanelsFed Up: Decoding Monetary Policy Matters. Netroots Nation 2011.  June 16th 2011.

The Empire Strikes Back: The Fate of Wall Street Reform. Netroots Nation 2011.  June 17th 2011 (Video).

The Future of Federal Reserve.  Roosevelt Institute, April 27th 2011 (Video).  New America, May 9th, 2011 (Video).  Organizer.

Curbing Wall Street: The Next Stage.  Netroots Nation 2010. (Video.)

Cleaning Up the Mortgage Mess.  New America Foundation.  December 21st, 2010.  (Video.  Interview.)

Revising Policy Assumptions in the Wake of The Great Recession.  New America Foundation, October 26th, 2010.

Will It Work and How Will We Know?  The Future of Financial Reform.  Roosevelt Institute, October 4th, 2010.

Dodd-Frank: How Will Financial Services be Transformed from Main Street to Wall Street. New America Foundation, July 13th, 2010.  (Video.  Interview.)

The Economics and Regulation of Payment Card Interchange Fees.  Mercatus Center, June 9, 2010.  (Video.)

Make Markets Be Markets.  Roosevelt Institute, March 3rd, 2010. (Webpage with Video.)

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