Mike Konczal

Ignore the Naysayers: Dodd-Frank Reforms Are Finally Paying Off
July 22, 2014

This past year has seen four major wins on financial reform.

The Devastating, Lifelong Consequences of Student Debt
It's threatening fundamentally American ways of life
June 24, 2014

It's threatening fundamentally American ways of life.

The SEC Has Revealed Astounding Corruption in Private Equity
And, for once, the commission is not letting them get away with it
May 12, 2014

And, for once, the SEC is not letting them get away with it.

That '70s Show, Starring Ted Cruz
Conservatives who compare today's economy to the Carter era need a history lesson
April 15, 2014

Conservatives who compare today's economy to the Carter era get an 'F' in history.

Don't Be Fooled: The Fed's New Rule Lets Banks Off Easy
The hike in capital requirements isn't nearly enough
April 10, 2014

The hike in capital requirements isn't nearly enough.

The Tea Party and Wall Street Might Not Be Best Friends Forever, But they Are for Now
March 21, 2014

Sure, they complain about "bailouts." But the Tea Party's theory of the financial crisis has absolved Wall Street completely.

An Incoherent Harper's Essay Suggests There's No Difference Between Obama and Republicans
Left-wing naivete about right-wing radicalism
March 12, 2014

A new Harper's essay attacks Obama from the left—and is incoherent about the vast gap between liberals and conservatives

The New GOP Poverty Efforts Are Impractical, Incoherent, and Inhumane
And they'll also put more kids in poverty
March 04, 2014

Obama's agenda embraces things that work. Paul Ryan's embraces revolutionary chaos.

That CBO Report on Obama's Minimum-Wage Proposal is Remarkably Biased
February 18, 2014

The Congressional Budget Office just threw a hand grenade into the debate over the minimum wage.

The Silicon Valley Labor Scandals Prove Minimum Wage Hikes Don't Cost Jobs
February 14, 2014

What we can learn from Apple, Google, and Pixar's attempts to keep wages low.

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