Ezra Klein

Ezra Klein is a staff reporter at The Washington Post. You can read his blogging here. His work has appeared in the LA Times, The Guardian, The Washington Monthly, The New Republic, Slate, and The Columbia Journalism Review. He's been a commentator on MSNBC, CNN, NPR, and more.

Recent Articles

WHAT SORT OF BANKERS DOES WASHINGTON NEED?

In response to yesterday's post suggesting that Washington do more to attract out-of-work finance types, a smart financy type who recently came to Washington e-mails:

I totally agree with you that the progressive community needs to be pushing ahead much more aggressively on reg reform. One thing you didn't mention is that the fin. services community has basically largely been dusting off their old "competitiveness"/deregulation proposals from 2004-7 and recasting them as "regulatory reform" proposals now. Paulson's original blueprint was totally cut from this cloth, and contained a number of wishlist items.

MEDIA ME.

I'll be on Ed Schultz's MSNBC show tonight around 6:30 Eastern. It will be a milestone in television history, and you don't want to miss it.

CAN TWITTER SATISFY OUR DEEPEST NEEDS?

Maybe some of them. I rather like Ruth Reichl's take on Twitter:

Twitter is a sort of public diary; figurative scraps of paper. Are you enjoying it?

Enormously. As I wrote in my first book, privacy is overrated. My mother’s scraps of paper were shouts into the void, and I think she would have been much happier if she could have sent them into the world instead of sticking them in a box. We all want, very much, to be seen and understood.

THE NEW YORK FED THINKS THE BANKS REPRESENT THE PEOPLE.

Eliot Spitzer expounds on one of my favorite topics: The astonishing composition of the New York Federal Reserve:

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