Stories by Jeff Madrick

Jeff Madrick is the director of the Bernard L. Schwartz  Rediscovering Government Initiative at the Century Foundation and editor of Challenge Magazine. His latest book is Seven Bad ideas: How Mainstream Economists Damaged America and the World. subscribe to Jeff Madrick's feed

Posted on: Mar 13, 2015, Source: The American Prospect

Free-market theory may be at odds with reality, but it fits the needs of the rich and the powerful.

Posted on: Mar 9, 2015, Source: The Century Foundation

Of 35 economically-advanced countries, the U.S. is the only one without some sort of cash allowance policy.

Posted on: Apr 16, 2013, Source: Next New Deal

The deficit is shrinking. How can Obama defend dismantling one of the country's most popular government programs?

Posted on: Aug 30, 2012, Source: Huffington Post

There is a hole in the Republican fabric, as evidenced by Romney and Ryan's ugly and insensitive attitude towards the most vulnerable among us.

Posted on: Oct 13, 2011, Source: New York Review of Books

OWS expresses the grievances and concerns of what must be the majority of Americans. And everyone is listening and watching.

Posted on: Dec 29, 2008, Source: The Nation

The U.S. is no longer merely in crisis; it is in a state of emergency. And it will take more than re-regulating Wall Street to fix it.

Posted on: Apr 23, 2008, Source: Huffington Post

A zombie lie is one that never dies, no matter how many stakes are driven through its heart.