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Michael Lind

Michael Lind

Co-Founder, New America Foundation

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 Yorker, Harper’s Magazine, The New Republic, and The National Interest and contributes frequently to The New York Times and the Financial Times. He is the author of a number of books of history, political journalism, fiction, and poetry, including Land of Promise: An Economic History of the United States (2012). Educated at the University of Texas and Yale, Lind has taught at Harvard and Johns Hopkins. Lind is a fifth generation native of Texas, where he worked for the state legislature and where he plans to retire, notwithstanding the lamentable political culture of the Lone Star State.

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To understand America’s regional politics, we need to look beyond the cable news explanations of race and gender.

Tuesday, March 13, 2012

Liberal enclaves face an economic crisis, but federally subsidized conservative areas are just as unsustainable.

Tuesday, November 22, 2011

A century and a half later, we've come full circle: The red-blue state divide falls along Confederate-Union lines.

Wednesday, October 10, 2012

America’s own recent history makes it clear that the most solvent, efficient, and equitable social contract is one based on a few simple, universal programs of social insurance.

Monday, June 10, 2013

The disempowerment of the broad majority of Americans, not a lack of economic progress, is the greatest threat to the future of the U.S. as a middle-class nation. The institutions that used to represent middle-class Americans - unions, farmers' organizations, local party machines - have crumbled as Americans have moved into the service sector and the suburbs.

Monday, October 1, 2012

Michael Lind discusses partisan political differences.

Wednesday, November 14, 2012
Wednesday, December 31, 1969
Many of the policies that Jeffersonian populists attack as “crony capitalism” and “corporate welfare” strike Hamiltonians of left, right and center as legitimate and necessary.
Sunday, June 15, 2014
America’s commercial and military competitors are nations that have far fewer qualms about using government to promote their goals and that view government and the market as partners in a common project of national development.
Wednesday, June 13, 2012
Why Germany’s solar miracle failed.
Monday, March 25, 2013