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Frank Partnoy

Frank Partnoy

Professor Frank Partnoy is the George E. Barrett Professor of Law and Finance and the Director of the Center on Corporate and Securities Law at the University of San Diego. He is one of the world’s leading experts on the complexities of modern finance and financial market regulation. He worked as a derivatives structurer at […]

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Joseph E. Stiglitz

Joseph E. Stiglitz

Joseph E. Stiglitz is a professor of finance and business at Columbia University and chair of the University’s Committee on Global Thought. In 2001, Stiglitz was awarded the Nobel Prize in economics for his analyses of markets with asymmetric information. He was a lead author of the 1995 Report of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate […]

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Alan S. Blinder

Alan S. Blinder

Alan S. Blinder is the Gordon S. Rentschler Memorial Professor of Economics and Public Affairs at Princeton University. He is the author/ co-author of 17 books, including the textbook Economics: Principles and Policy (with William J. Baumol), now in its 12th edition, from which well over two and a half million college students have learned […]

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William Darity

William Darity

William A. Darity Jr. served as director of the Institute of African American Research, director of the Moore Undergraduate Research Apprenticeship Program, director of the Undergraduate Honors Program in economics, and director of Graduate Studies at the University of North Carolina. Darity’s research focuses on inequality by race, class and ethnicity, stratification economics, schooling and […]

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Fred Wertheimer

Fred Wertheimer

Fred Wertheimer is the Founder and President of Democracy 21, a nonpartisan, nonprofit, organization that works to strengthen our democracy and ensure the integrity and fairness of government decisions and elections. Democracy 21’s main focus is promoting effective campaign finance laws to protect against the corruption of federal officeholders and government decisions and to engage […]

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Robert Kuttner

Robert Kuttner

Robert Kuttner is co-founder and co-editor of The American Prospect magazine, as well as a Demos Distinguished Senior Fellow. He was a longtime columnist for BusinessWeek, and continues to write columns in the Boston Globe. Robert is the author of eight books, including the recent New York Times bestseller, Obama’s Challenge: American’s Economic Crisis and […]

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Ruth Greenspan Bell

Ruth Greenspan Bell

Ruth Greenspan Bell is Public Policy Scholar at the Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars and Visiting Scholar at the Environmental Law Institute.  With a long-standing focus on the governance aspects of managing pollution and greenhouse gas emissions, she is co-leader (with Elke Weber of Columbia University) of a program to harvest insights from behavioral […]

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Franz Matzner

Franz Matzner

Franz A. Matzner is associate director of government affairs for the Natural Resources Defense Council. His policy background includes energy, climate, and forestry. He previously held the position of senior policy analyst for agriculture and the environment at Taxpayers for Common Sense (TCS). Matzner graduated Phi Beta Kappa from the University of Pennsylvania. He is […]

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Robert Reich

Robert Reich

Robert Bernard Reich is an American political economist, professor, author, and political commentator. He served in the administrations of Presidents Gerald Ford and Jimmy Carter and was Secretary of Labor under President Bill Clinton from 1993 to 1997. Reich is currently Chancellor’s Professor of Public Policy at the Goldman School of Public Policy at the University of California, Berkeley. He was formerly a professor at Harvard University’s John F. Kennedy School […]

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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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Keesha Gaskins
Keesha Gaskins

Keesha Gaskins

Keesha Gaskins is Senior Counsel in the Brennan Center’s Democracy Program.  Her portfolio includes redistricting and voter suppression issues, with a focus on voter ID and proof-of-citizenship laws.   Prior to joining the Brennan Center, Ms. Gaskins served as Executive Director for the League of Women Voters Minnesota where she worked on a wide range of […]

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Noah Greenwald

Noah Greenwald

Noah Greenwald is the Endangered Species Director for the Center for Biological Diversity, where he directs the Center’s efforts to protect new species under the Endangered Species Act, to ensure that imperiled species receive effective protections and that we have the strongest Endangered Species Act possible. He also works to educate the public about the […]

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Samuel Bowles

Samuel Bowles

Samuel Bowles is a Research Professor at the Santa Fe Institute where he heads the Behavioral Sciences Program. He is Professor of Economics at the University of Siena. He taught economics at Harvard from 1965 to 1973 and at the University of Massachusetts since then. His recent studies on cultural evolution have challenged the conventional […]

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Greg Anrig

Greg Anrig

Greg Anrig is Vice President for Policy at The Century Foundation where he has been responsible for overseeing The Century Foundation’s projects on public policy as well as its fellows since 1994. He is author of The Conservatives Have No Clothes: Why Right-Wing Ideas Keep Failing (John Wiley & Sons, September 2007). He is co-editor […]

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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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The Guardian
Rashad Robinson
June 4, 2015

For centuries, black communities in America have faced physical abuse and unjustified deadly force at the hands of law enforc