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A False Choice: Earned Income Tax Credit Or Minimum Wage Increase | Huffington Post

March 24, 2014

Joshua Freedman and Michael Lind of the New America Foundation make a powerful and persuasive case for this in their paper, Beyond the Low Wage Social Contract, released in September 2013. In the United States today, 3.6 million people or 4.7 percent ...

A False Choice: Earned Income Tax Credit Or Minimum Wage Increase

March 24, 2014

Joshua Freedman and Michael Lind of the New America Foundation make a powerful and persuasive case for this in their paper, Beyond the Low Wage Social Contract, released in September 2013. In the United States today, 3.6 million people or 4.7 percent ...

That Harper's Essay Attacking Obama From The Left Is...

March 12, 2014

As New America's Michael Lind, a former neoconservative before he became a heterodox liberal in the early 1990s, told me, "many of the original neoconservatives were ex-Trotskyites. They knew you fight over your principles first, then purge from the ...

Myra Won't Close The Nest Egg Gap. Maybe The States Can | Reuters

February 4, 2014

Bold ideas like that have small odds of moving forward in gridlocked Washington, but they need to be part of the debate, noted Michael Lind, co-founder of the New America Foundation and another speaker at the NASI conference. That's "not just because ...

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Big Data in Stores

January 28, 2014

Stores are starting to tap into big data in a major way. Retailers are developing new technology to track our shopping habits more closely than ever before, combining data about your purchasing history with real-time analysis of what you’re looking to buy. This raises all kinds of concerns, from privacy to price discrimination.

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The Real Threats from Monopoly - Community Broadband Bits Podcast #83

January 28, 2014

When we think about the threat of monopoly, we almost always focus on how monopolies can raise prices beyond what is reasonable. But there are many threats from monopolies and many are much more dangerous to a free society than higher prices. This week, monopoly expert Barry Lynn joins us for the Community Broadband Bits podcast.

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Episode 289 | The Matthew Filipowicz Show

January 14, 2014

We have Lina Kahn here to discuss her Salon article on Monsanto’s merging of big data with farming.

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How a Frustrated Blogger Made Expanding Social Security a Respectable Idea | Pacific Standard

November 5, 2013

But around the edges of Capitol Hill the ground started to shift. In April, the New America Foundation, a prominent D.C. think tank, released a report that called for an annual increase of more than $11,000 in benefits for individuals on Social Security. The report went further than Black in suggesting different ways to structure the new benefit and how to pay for it.

Debate: For a Better Future, Live in a Red State? | NPR

October 30, 2013

Michael Lind is a co-founder of the New America Foundation in Washington, D.C., where he is the policy director of its Economic Growth Program and Next Social Contract Initiative. A columnist for Salon, he has been a staff writer or editor at The New ...

Fed To Continue Stimulus Program While U.S. Economy Sluggish | Al Jazeera America

September 18, 2013

... it sees with the Congress and the administration to come to a deal on the budget, thereby increasing the possibility of a government shutdown,” said Sherle Schwenninger, an economic expert at the New America Foundation, a Washington-based think tank.

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