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Sanjay Reddy

Sanjay Reddy

Sanjay G. Reddy is an Associate Professor of Economics at The New School for Social Research. His areas of work include development economics, international economics, and economics and philosophy. Professor Reddy possesses a Ph.D. in economics from Harvard University, an M.Phil. in social anthropology from the University of Cambridge, and an A.B. in applied mathematics […]

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Anne Simpson

Anne Simpson

Anne Simpson serves as Senior Portfolio Manager and head of Corporate Governance at the California Public Employees’ Retirement System (CalPERS), the largest public pension fund in the United States. With more than $235 billion in market assets, CalPERS provides retirement and health benefits to more than 1.6 million public employees, retirees and their families. Prior […]

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David Doniger

David Doniger

David Doniger is policy director and senior attorney for NRDC’s climate and clean air program in Washington, D.C. He first worked at NRDC on clean air issues from 1978 through early 1993, helping to win the international treaty to stop depletion of the ozone layer (the Montreal Protocol) in 1987 and the Clean Air Act […]

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Andrew Gelman
Andrew Gelman

Andrew Gelman

Andrew Gelman is a professor of statistics and political science and director of the Applied Statistics Center at Columbia University. He has received the Outstanding Statistical Application award from the American Statistical Association, the award for best article published in the American Political Science Review, and the Council of Presidents of Statistical Societies award for outstanding contributions by a person under […]

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Eric Kingson
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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Michael Marx

Michael Marx

Michael Marx is the Director of the Sierra Club’s Beyond Oil Campaign, which seeks to accelerate the United States’ transition to a clean and sustainable transportation future. Michael received his doctorate from the University of Wisconsin-Madison, where he taught organizational behavior in the business school. He was a management consultant for 10 years to Fortune […]

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Faiza Patel
Faiza Patel

Faiza Patel

Faiza Patel serves as Co-Director of the Libertyand National Security Program, which seeks to ensure that our government respects human rights and fundamental freedoms in conducting the fight against terrorism.  She is the author of Rethinking Radicalization, a critical analysis of law enforcement theories that suggest that Muslim religious behavior can be considered a proxy […]

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Caroline Fredrickson
Caroline Fredrickson

Caroline Fredrickson

Caroline Fredrickson joined ACS in 2009 and currently serves as the President. Prior to assuming leadership at ACS, Caroline served as the director of the ACLU’s Washington Legislative Office and as General Counsel and Legal Director of NARAL Pro-Choice America. In addition, Caroline was Chief of Staff to Sen. Maria Cantwell and Deputy Chief of […]

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Abby Levine
Abby Levine

Abby Levine

Abby Levine serves as Legal Director of Advocacy Programs at Alliance for Justice.  She provides legal guidance that encourages grantmakers to support advocacy and other nonprofit organizations to participate in policymaking decisions through an understanding of federal tax and election law.  Abby’s work includes creating curriculum, teaching workshops, providing technical assistance, writing plain-language legal guides, […]

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Spencer Overton
Spencer Overton

Spencer Overton

Professor Overton specializes in voting rights and campaign finance. His academic articles on election law have appeared in several leading law journals, including the Texas Law Review, the University of Pennsylvania Law Review, and the Michigan Law Review. Professor Overton’s book “Stealing Democracy: The New Politics of Voter Suppression“ was published and released by W.W. […]

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David Goldston

David Goldston

David Goldston became Director of Government Affairs at the Natural Resources Defense Council (NRDC), a leading environmental group, in July 2009. In that position, he helps shape NRDC’s federal political strategy, policies and communications. Prior to that, he had spent more than 20 years on Capitol Hill in Washington, working primarily on science policy and […]

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Linda Bilmes

Linda Bilmes

Professor Linda J. Bilmes is the Daniel Patrick Moynihan Senior Lecturer in Public Policy. Her research focuses on US budgeting and public administration, particularly on the costs of war, veterans’ affairs and the civil service. Her recent books include the New York Times bestseller The Three Trillion Dollar War: The True Cost of the Iraq […]

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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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Jan Kregel

Jan Kregel

Jan Kregel is a Senior Scholar at the Levy Economics Institute of Bard College and Director of the Institute’s Monetary Policy and Financial Structure program. He holds the position of professor of development finance at Tallinn University of Technology. In 2009, Kregel served as Rapporteur of the President of the UN General Assembly’s Commission on […]

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Timothy Canova

Timothy Canova

Timothy Canova Canova’s research crosses the disciplines of law, public finance, economics, and history. He was an early critic of financial deregulation and warned of the dangers of the bubble economy. He has authored more than two dozen articles and book chapters, including articles in the Harvard Law & Policy Review, American Journal of Economics […]

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Teresa Ghilarducci
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Naomi Klein
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Climate change should be a catalyst for a major change, but we’re not treating it as a real emergency.

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Rahm Emanuel is in trouble. His re-election as Mayor of Chicago is no longer a lock.

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Dean Baker
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One of the greatest scenes in movie history occurs at the end of “Casablanca.

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It’s now possible to sell a new product to hundreds of millions of people without needing many, if any, workers to produce