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Jacob S. Hacker

Jacob S. Hacker is Stanley Resor Professor of Political Science at Yale University, is the author, with Paul Pierson, of Winner-Take-All Politics: How Washington Made the Rich Richer—and Turned Its Back on the Middle Class (2010) and American Amnesia: How the War on Government Led Us to Forget What Made America Prosper (2016).

Here’s how we get past the political obstacles that have kept America from making affordable health care a right. Read more

Health and Social Policy

More than ever, we need a public option—and other changes—to ensure the ACA achieves its ambitious, far-reaching goals.  Read more

Health and Social Policy

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Under assault from conservatives, government actually holds the key to American prosperity. Read more

Money, Politics and Power

Obamacare has survived another brush with death. But realizing its full potential may not be easy.  Read more

Money, Politics and Power

Why the GOP hasn't (yet) paid for its march to the right.  Read more

Money, Politics and Power

Three expert takes on Capital in the Twenty-First Century, French economist Thomas Piketty's data-driven magnum opus on inequality. Read more

Books

Three expert takes on Capital in the Twenty-First Century, French economist Thomas Piketty's data-driven magnum opus on inequality. Read more

Economic Policy

Why is the American political system so weakly responsive to the policy preferences of the majority of Americans? Read more

Money, Politics and Power

If progressives want a winning theme that the right can't match, this is it. Read more

Special Report

Those who argue that gridlock is a good check on partisanship haven't examined its policy consequences. Read more

Features

If reform is to succeed, progressives will have to fight for a stronger government role, including a public option. Read more

Special Report

The basic underlying principle of the New Deal was that security is not opposed to opportunity but essential to it. Read more

Features

Features