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Distinguished Senior Fellow, Demos
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 the Power of a Transformative Presidency, (Chelsea Green, 2008). Robert’s last book, The Squandering of America, explores political roots of America’s narrowing prosperity and the systemic risks facing the U.S. economy. He has just begun work on a new book on the challenge of regulating global capitalism.
Bob’s best-known earlier book is Everything for Sale: The Virtues and Limits of Markets (1997). The book received a page one review in the New York Times Book Review. Of it, the late economist Robert Heilbroner wrote, “I have never seen the market system better described, more intelligently appreciated, or more trenchantly criticized than in Everything for Sale.”
Bob’s other previous books on economics and politics include: The End of Laissez-Faire (1991); The Life of the Party (1987); The Economic Illusion (1984); and Revolt of the Haves (1980). Bob’s magazine writing has appeared in The New York Times Magazine and the Sunday Book Review, The Atlantic, The New Republic, The New Yorker, Dissent, Columbia Journalism Review, and Harvard Business Review.
For four decades, Bob’s intellectual and political project has been to revive the politics and economics of harnessing capitalism to serve a broad public interest. He has pursued this ideal as a writer, editor, teacher, lecturer, commentator and public official.
London School of Economics
University of California, Berkeley
Debtors’ Prison: The Politics of Austerity Versus Possibility. Knopf (April 30, 2013).
Obama’s Challenge: America’s Economic Crisis and the Power of a Transformative President. Chelsea Green Publishing Company: 2008.
Everything for Sale: the virtues and limits of markets. Alfred A. Knopf Inc, 1997.