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Jeff Madrick

Jeff Madrick is the Director of the Bernard L. Schwartz Rediscovering Government Initiative at the Century Foundation and the Editor of Challenge. His most recent book is Seven Bad Ideas: How Mainstream Economists Damaged America and the World. (June 2018)

Virginia, who used to have a middle-class income but has been struggling to support herself and five grandchildren on disability benefits and food stamps since debilitating neuropathy took her out of the workforce, rural Louisiana, 2013; photograph by Barbara Grover from ‘This Is Hunger,’ a multimedia installation created by MAZON that is traveling from state to state by truck through July 2017

America: The Forgotten Poor

The Financial Diaries: How American Families Cope in a World of Uncertainty

by Jonathan Morduch and Rachel Schneider

Happiness for All?: Unequal Hopes and Lives in Pursuit of the American Dream

by Carol Graham

June 22, 2017 issue

Ted Kennedy outside his office at the Russell Senate Office Building, Washington, D.C., March 2006

The Little-Known Ted

Lion of the Senate: When Ted Kennedy Rallied the Democrats in a GOP Congress

by Nick Littlefield and David Nexon

May 26, 2016 issue

President Obama announcing his nomination of the telecom industry lobbyist Tom Wheeler as chairman of the Federal Communications Commission, May 2013

How the Lobbyists Win in Washington

The Business of America Is Lobbying: How Corporations Became Politicized and Politics Became More Corporate

by Lee Drutman

The Influence Machine: The US Chamber of Commerce and the Corporate Capture of American Life

by Alyssa Katz

April 7, 2016 issue

Senator Elizabeth Warren, Washington, D.C., 2013

The Rocky Road to Taking It Easy

The difficult choices in dealing with Social Security

Falling Short: The Coming Retirement Crisis and What to Do About It

by Charles D. Ellis, Alicia H. Munnell, and Andrew D. Eschtruth

Social Security Works! Why Social Security Isn’t Going Broke and How Expanding It Will Help Us All

by Nancy J. Altman and Eric R. Kingson, forward by David Cay Johnston

Steering Clear: How to Avoid a Debt Crisis and Secure Our Economic Future

by Peter G. Peterson

March 5, 2015 issue

Why the Experts Missed the Recession

FOMC: Transcripts and Other Historical Materials, 2008

available at federalreserve.gov

“There Will Be Growth in the Spring”: How Well Do Economists Predict Turning Points?

by Hites Ahir and Prakash Loungani

Can the Fed Predict the State of the Economy?

by Tara M. Sinclair, Fred Joutz, and H.O. Stekler

House of Debt: How They (and You) Caused the Great Recession, and How We Can Prevent It from Happening Again

by Atif Mian and Amir Sufi

Facts and Challenges from the Great Recession for Forecasting and Macroeconomic Modeling

by Serena Ng and Jonathan H. Wright

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