Mike Konczal


Mike Konczal is a fellow with the Roosevelt Institute, where he works on financial reform, unemployment, inequality, and a progressive vision of the economy. His blog, Rortybomb, was named one of the 25 Best Financial Blogs by Time magazine. His writing has appeared in the Boston Review, the Washington Monthly, The Nation, Slate, and Dissent. He's appeared on PBS NewsHour, MSNBC's Rachel Maddow Show, CNN, Marketplace, and more.

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It isn't only the marketplace that determines worth.  Read more

Money, Politics and Power

Does the Federal Reserve govern the banking system—or vice versa?  Read more

Money, Politics and Power

When the economy is in trouble, let's be thankful we have mechanisms that kick in while legislators are squabbling. Read more

Money, Politics and Power

What's to like about the proposed minimum-wage hike? Almost everything. Read more

Money, Politics and Power


AP Photo/Win McNamee

It is difficult to tell how the incoming Treasury secretary will handle the enormous task of implementing Dodd-Frank. Read more

Money, Politics and Power


Flickr/Richard Lemarchand

Will government continue to support the fragile housing market in 2013? Read more

Money, Politics and Power

Ben Bernanke's adoption of the Evans Rule represents a major policy victory, and shows that he's finally ready to think big on fixing the American economy. Read more

Money, Politics and Power


(AP Photo/Susan Walsh)

Now that Obamacare—the largest expansion of the social-safety net in the last 60 years—is safe, what's next for the liberal economic project? Read more

Money, Politics and Power


(Flickr/Ali Reza Zamli)

Contrary to the prevailing view, recent college grads will have the hardest time bouncing back from the recession. Read more

Civil Rights in America

More people were looking for jobs in October than the previous month, but that's because those who'd given up on finding a job are back in the game. Read more

Money, Politics and Power

The optimistic debate about what could happen in the United States after the unemployment rate goes down Read more

Economic Policy

A look at the history behind the Fed's latest move Read more

Economic Policy

Welcome to the Kafkaesque world of mortgage loan servicing. Read more

Special Report