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Geoffrey Stone

Geoffrey Stone

Geoffrey R. Stone is the Edward H. Levi Distinguished Service Professor at the University of Chicago. A member of the law faculty since 1973, Mr. Stone served as dean of the Law School (1987-1994) and Provost of the University of  Chicago (1994-2002). After graduating from the University of Chicago Law School in 1971, where he ...

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L. Randall Wray

L. Randall Wray is a Professor of Economics at the University of Missouri-Kansas City, a Senior Research Associate at the Center for Full Employment and Price Stability, as well as a visiting Senior Scholar at the Jerome Levy Economics Institute of Bard College. Professor Wray has focused on monetary theory and policy, macroeconomics, and employment ...

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Brooksley Born

Brooksley Born

Ms. Born received her law degree from Stanford Law School where she was President of the Stanford Law Review and received the Outstanding Senior Award. Prior to joining Arnold & Porter LLP, she was a law clerk to Judge Henry W. Edgerton of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit. Brooksley ...

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Daniel Brindis

Daniel Brindis

Daniel is a Senior Forests Campaigner based in San Francisco, his birthplace. His portfolio includes the Amazon, the Canadian Boreal, and environmental certification schemes like the Forest Stewardship Council. He started at Greenpeace USA the in Washington DC office and also spent significant amount of time working out of the Greenpeace office in Manaus, Brazil. ...

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Barry Fadem

Barry Fadem

Barry F. Fadem is a partner in the law firm of Fadem & Associates in Lafayette, California. He specializes in all aspects of campaign and election law, and provides expert consultation in the area of initiatives and referendums. He is co-author of the book Every Vote Equal: A State-Based Plan for Electing the President by National ...

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Nathanael Greene

Nathanael Greene

Nathanael Greene received his Bachelor of Arts Degree in Public Policy from Brown University and a Master of Science Degree in Energy and Resources from University of California Berkeley.  He joined NRDC (Natural Resources Defense Council) in 1992 and worked two years before getting his master’s degree and returned to NRDC in 1996 and has ...

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Melissa Williams

Melissa Williams

Melissa Williams is the National Political Director, running the Sierra Club’s robust and influential political department and managing the electoral program. With coordinated campaigns and independent expenditures, Melissa and her team get the word out to members and the public about the Sierra Club’s political endorsements. Through member communications and direct voter contact programs, the ...

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Nathaniel Persily

Nathaniel Persily

Nathaniel Persily is the Charles Keller Beekman Professor of Law and Political Science and the Director of the Center for Law and Politics at Columbia Law School. Professor Persily’s scholarship focuses on American election law or what is sometimes called the “law of democracy,” which addresses issues such as voting rights, political parties, campaign finance, ...

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Robert Shiller

Robert Shiller

Robert J. Shiller is the Arthur M. Okun Professor of Economics, Department of Economics and Cowles Foundation for Research in Economics, Yale University, and Professor of Finance and Fellow at the International Center for Finance, Yale School of Management. He has written on financial markets, financial innovation, behavioral economics, macroeconomics, real estate, statistical methods, and ...

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Alex Matthiessen

Alex Matthiessen is the founder and president of Blue Marble Project, an environmental consulting firm based in New York City. From 2000-2010, Matthiessen was the CEO and president of Riverkeeper, a Hudson Valley based organization best known for leading the decades-long campaign to reclaim and restore the Hudson River and protect the NYC Watershed. Previously, ...

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Marshall Auerback
Marshall Auerback

Marshall Auerback

Auerback has 30 years of experience in the investment management business. He served as a director and global portfolio strategist for the Canada-based fund management group Pinetree Capital. He also was head of economic research for Madison Street Partners, a Denver-based investment management group, and he worked as an economic consultant to PIMCO, the world’s ...

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Walker F. Todd

Walker F. Todd

Walker F. Todd, research fellow and conference organizer for the American Institute for Economic Research, lives in Chagrin Falls, Ohio, near Cleveland, and has been affiliated with AIER in one capacity or another since 1995. An instructor in the AIER Summer Fellowship Program, he teaches a course on the history and origins of competing theories ...

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Mary Anne Hitt

Mary Anne Hitt

Mary Anne Hitt is director of the Sierra Club’s Beyond Coal Campaign, which has won efforts to retire over 140 coal-burning power plants around the country and which is working to replace coal with clean energy. In 2012, Mother Jones magazine described the campaign as “a grassroots rebellion [that] is winning the biggest victory yet ...

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Lew Daly

Lew Daly

Lew Daly is a Director of the Sustainable Progress Initiative and a Senior Fellow at Demos. He currently leads Demos’s Beyond GDP project, a multi-year campaign to advance alternative indicators of well-being and sustainability in federal and state-level governance in the United States. He is the author (with Stephen Posner) of Beyond GDP: New Measures ...

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Michael Brune

Michael Brune

Michael Brune is the executive director of the Sierra Club and the author of Coming Clean: Breaking America’s Addiction to Oil and Coal (2010). During Brune’s nearly three years as the Sierra Club’s executive director, the organization has grown to more than two million supporters, and its Beyond Coal campaign has been recognized as one ...

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Dean Baker
July 29, 2014

Four years out from the passage of Dodd-Frank it is pretty clear that the bill did not lead to an fundamental restructuring o

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Lisa Graves
July 28, 2014

Two of the richest men in the entire world are plotting to dominate our elections this fall, from congressional races to scho


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Bob Pollin
July 24, 2014

Robert Pollin: If the Fed was serious about strengthening the basic economy, it would bail out American cities.

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The United States Federal Reserve System is one of the most powerful governmental organizations in the history of the world.


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Matt Russell recently declared that “we are already experiencing the effects of climate change.

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Kemal Dervis
July 22, 2014

Thomas Piketty’s book Capital in the Twenty-First Century has captured the world’s attention, putting the relationship b


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In recent months, concern has intensified among the world’s financial experts and news media that overheated asset markets

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While many Americans continue to struggle with unemployment and financial distress in the aftermath of the Wall Street crisis


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Robert Kuttner
July 21, 2014

It’s hard to recall a time when the world presented more crises with fewer easy solutions.

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After weeks of hints and previews, National Security Agency muckraker Glenn Greenwald reported on the agency’s surveillan