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Jim Chanos

Jim Chanos

Jim Chanos is the Founder and Managing Partner of Kynikos Associates. As the largest exclusive short selling investment firm, Kynikos provides investment management services for domestic and offshore clients. Mr. Chanos opened Kynikos Associates in 1985 to implement investment strategies he had uncovered while beginning his Wall Street career as a financial analyst with Paine ...

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Sarah Anderson

Sarah Anderson

Sarah Anderson’s current work includes research, writing, and networking on issues related to the impact of international trade, finance, and investment policies on inequality, sustainability, and human rights. Sarah is also a well-known expert on executive compensation, as the lead author of 16 annual “Executive Excess” reports that have received extensive media coverage. In 2009, ...

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Andrew Blotky

Andrew Blotky

Andrew Blotky serves as the Director of Legal Progress at American Progress, where he directs the Center’s work around legal policy issues including judicial nominations and constitutional interpretation. Blotky joined CAP after serving as the program manager at the HJW Foundation, where he directed the foundation’s progressive infrastructure and legal and public policy programs as ...

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Peter Lehner

Peter Lehner

Peter Lehner is the Executive Director of NRDC and NRDC Action Fund. NRDC, one the nation’s leading environmental advocacy organizations with over 1.3 million members and activists and 430 staff in seven offices, works to protect people’s health and families, communities, jobs, and wild spaces by accelerating clean and efficient energy, transportation and protecting our ...

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Barry C. Lynn

Barry C. Lynn

Barry Lynn is director of the Markets, Enterprise, and Resiliency Initiative, and a senior fellow at the New America Foundation. He is author of Cornered: The New Monopoly Capitalism and the Economics of Destruction and End of the Line: The Rise and Coming Fall of the Global. Lynn’s groundbreaking writings on industrial interdependence among nations ...

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Noah Matson

Noah Matson

Noah directs Defenders’ effort to create and implement policies and strategies to safeguard wildlife and habitat from the impacts of global warming. Working with a team of scientists, policy experts, attorneys, and communications specialists, Noah is developing climate change adaptation strategies for land and wildlife managers, and is working to influence climate change adaptation policies ...

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Sean Wilentz

Sean Wilentz

Sean Wilentz studies U.S. social and political history. He received his Ph.D. in history from Yale University (1980) after earning bachelor’s degrees from Columbia University (1972) and Balliol College, Oxford University (1974). Chants Democratic (1984), which won several national prizes, including the Albert J. Beveridge Award of the American Historical Association, shows how the working ...

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Deb Nardone

Deb Nardone

Deborah Nardone is the Director of the Sierra Club’s Beyond Natural Gas Campaign, a national campaign aimed at protecting our water, air, wildlife, open spaces and communities from the threats posed by natural gas extraction and the hydraulic fracturing process. Deb serves as the Sierra Club’s first national director working on all things natural gas ...

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Richard Pildes

Richard Pildes

Richard H. Pildes is the Sudler Family Professor of Constitutional Law at New York University School of Law.  He is one of the nation’s leading scholars, lawyers, and public commentators on issues involving the legal structures, processes, and institutions of democracy.  His work addresses issues such as the design of democratic institutions, the processes of ...

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Eric Kingson

Eric Kingson

Eric Kingson, professor of social work at Syracuse University, is founding co-director of Social Security Works (www.socialsecurityworks.org) and co-chair of the Strengthen Social Security Coalition (www.strengthensocialsecurity.org), a coalition of over 300 national and state organizations.  A founding board member of the National Academy of Social Insurance, he served as policy advisor to the 1982 National ...

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Lawrence Norden

Lawrence Norden

Lawrence Norden is Deputy Director of the Brennan Center’s Democracy Program. He has authored several nationally recognized reports and articles related to voting rights and voting technology, including Voting Law Changes in 2012 (October 2011) and Design Deficiencies and Lost Votes (December 2011). His work has been featured in media outlets across the country, including ...

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Mark Schmitt

Mark Schmitt

Mark Schmitt is a noted voice on reform of the political process and an expert on campaign finance, congressional procedure, and state-level politics. He has written extensively on Budget & Tax Policy, and on the history and role of ideas in politics. In 2005, Mr. Schmitt began a monthly column, “The Out Years,” in The ...

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Heidi Shierholz

Heidi Shierholz

Heidi Shierholz has researched, written, and spoken widely on the economy and economic policy as it affects middle and low-income families, especially in regards to employment, unemployment, compensation, income and wealth inequality, young workers, unemployment insurance, the minimum wage, and the effects of immigration on the US labor market. She was a coauthor of The ...

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Stuart Ewen

Stuart Ewen

Stuart Ewen is a professor in the Department of Film and Media Studies at Hunter College, CUNY and at the Graduate Center, CUNY in the Ph.D. Programs in History and Sociology. He is the author of influential books on the history of consumer society, visual culture, propaganda and modernity, including PR! A Social History of ...

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Gerard Caprio

Gerard Caprio

Gerard Caprio is the William Brough Professor of Economics and Chair of the Center for Development Economics at Williams College. Dr. Caprio is an alumnus of Williams College, having received his undergraduate degree in economics with honors in 1972. He then went on to complete his Ph.D. in economics at the University of  Michigan(Ann Arbor) ...

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Heather McGhee
August 19, 2014

Last night’s police violence against citizens of Ferguson, MO was an affront to democracy.


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When President Lyndon Johnson gave his June 4, 1965 commencement address at Howard University, he invoked a symbolic language

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Yesterday, President Obama spoke to the American people in a live telecast concerning the tragic and untimely death of a youn


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Heidi Shierholz
August 18, 2014

While immigration is among the most important issues the country faces, misperceptions persist about fundamental aspects of t

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For the eighth year in a row, Sierra magazine has dedicated a big chunk of its September/October issue to higher education.


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Nicole Woo
August 13, 2014

On Aug. 5, 1993, the federal Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA) went into effect.

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The very rich don’t think very highly of the rest of us.


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No president ever wins points for being Hamlet.

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Corporations are adopting a new tactic to lower their taxes—renouncing their U.S.