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Pitchfork Economics: Do We Need an Economic Bill of Rights?, Podcast Interview, May 16, 2023.

Current Affairs: What “Economic Freedom” would look like, Podcast Interview, May 11, 2023.

Left Anchor: The Ends of Freedom, Podcast Interview, May 11, 2023.

The Climate Pod: Why Economic Rights are Critical to Climate Action, Podcast Interview, May 10, 2023.

The Guardian: Republicans take aim at Biden’s Climate Plan in debt ceiling fight, by Dharna Noor, May 9, 2023.

New York Times: Many Young Voters Bitter Over Biden’s Support of Willow Oil Drilling, by Lisa Friedman, April 24, 2023.

Your Call Radio, KALW (Radio interview): Ten policy recommendations to phase out fossil fuels, with Rose Aguilar, April 17, 2023.

WIRED: The Race to Decarbonize America Needs More Workers, by Matt Simon, April 12, 2023.

The American Prospect: Prisoners of Their Own Device: How Congress underwrites the models that trap American policymaking, by Philip Rocco, April 6, 2023.

The Energy Mix: Orderly Climate Transition Needs Fossil Fuel Bans, Phaseouts, Authors Say, April 4, 2023.

Grist: The IPCC Says we need to phase down fossil fuels, fast. Here’s how the US could do it, by Joseph Winters, March 24, 2023.

New York Times: How Big of a Climate Betrayal Is the Willow Oil Project?, by David Wallace-Wells, March 16, 2023.

Vox: Is the cure for inflation worse than the disease?, by Rachel M. Cohen, October 26, 2022.

American Prospect: Bowman Proposes Bill to Recommend Price Controls, by Lee Harris, August 4, 2022.

Boston Globe: Democrats’ new spending deal would be a “gamechanger” for the climate, but not without setbacks, by Darhna Noor, July 28, 2022.

The Atlantic: A Plan to Lower Gas Prices—and (Maybe) Help the Climate, by Robinson Meyer, July 27, 2022.

WIRED: The US Can Halve Its Emissions by 2030—if It Wants to, by Matt Simon, June 15, 2022.

Carbon Copy (Podcast): The obscure federal agency that’s hindering climate legislation, June 1, 2022.

WIRED: Technology can fix the climate mess—but not without help, by Matt Simon, April 4, 2022.

Vox: Car dealers are charing buyer more because that’s capitalism, baby, by Emily Stewart, March 24, 2022.

WIRED: It’s a Perfect Time for EVs. It’s a Terrible Time for EVs, by Aarian Marshall and Matt Simon, March 15, 2022.

Pitchfork Economics (Podcast): Congress Looks to the CBO for Economic Expertise. Is that a mistake? March 8, 2022.

American Society of Health Economists: The Role of Health Economics Research in Informing an Effective Response to Climate Change, by Angélica Meinhofer, February 25, 2022.

Axios: Male economists sre freaking out over a NYT profile, by Emily Peck, February 8, 2022.

Boston Globe: It was the fourth-warmerst year on record in the US, and that’s just one of the several climate records set in 2021, by Dharna Noor, January 11, 2022.

Wired: 2021 Was a Huge Missed Opportunity on Climate Action, by Matt Simon, December 27, 2021.

New York Times: Biden hailed bipartisanship as he signed an infrastructure bill he said would make life ‘better’ for Americans, by Jim Tankersley, November 15, 2021.

Daybreak Podcast: Three Day Weekends and other Green things with Mark Paul, hosted by Jackie Fielder, September 24, 2021.

Washington Post: 9 Questions About the Civilian Climate Corps, Answered, by Tik Root, September 16, 2021.

Reuters: Biden ‘climate corps’ plan excited young Americans seeking green jobs, by Carey L. Biron, Aug 24, 2021.

Sierra Magazine: All Together Now: How a Civilian Conservation Corps Could Help Address the Global Warming Emergency, by James Steinbauer, Aug 12, 2021.

Common Dreams: ‘Inexcusably Cruel’: 7.5 Million Set to Lose Jobless Benefits on Labor Day, by Jake Johnson, Aug 6, 2021.

Rolling Stone: Want Proof We Need a Civilian Climate Corps? Look No Further Than Louisiana, by Delilah Friedler, July 27, 2021.

Forbes (Congressional testimony): AOC, Ed Markey Lead Bicameral Climate Change Task Force Hearing on “Civilian Climate Corps,” June 23, 2021. Written testimony.

S&P Global Market Intelligence: Postal Banking Gains Momentum with Financial Inclusion in Mind, by Carolyn Duren, Mahum Tofiq, and Liz Thomas, May 10, 2021.

Grist: AOC’s plan for a 1.5 million-strong Civilian Climate Corps, explained, by Kate Yoder, April 23, 2021.

Earther: Oil’s Rebound Shows the Window to Protect the Climate Is Closing, by Brian Kahn, April 20, 2021.

Politico: Why big-spending Biden can shrug off GOP warnings of inflation, by Victoria Guida, April 12, 2021.

The American Prospect: A New Deal Jobs Program Returns in Biden’s Infrastructure Plan, by Marcia Brown, April 9, 2021.

Wired: Biden Wants $10 Billion for a Climate Army. It’s Not Enough, by Matt Simon, April 1, 2021.

Huffington Post: Biden Wants 5 Times The Climate Spending Obama Won. That’s Still 5 Times too Small, by Alexander C. Kaufman, March 31, 2021.

Earther: Why Biden’s Infrastructure Plan Needs to Go Way Bigger, by Dharna Noor, March 31, 2021.

Marketplace (Radio Interview): What’s “full employment” for Yellen, Powell & Co.?, by Mitchell Hartman, March 15, 2021.

The World (Public Radio Exchange, Radio Interview): The World’s COVID-19 Recovery Plans Could be Greener, by Anna Kusmer, March 12, 2021.

WFSB (TV Interview): The Texas Power Crisis: Could it Happen Here? February 28, 2021.

Creative Loafing Tampa Bay: ‘Squad’ member Ayanna Pressley wants a federal job guarantee here’s what that could mean for Tampa Bay, by Mckenna Schueler, February 25, 2021.

Vox: 3 popular policies Democrats can use to fight climate change and boost the economy, by Lili Pike, February 24, 2021.

New York Times: Should the Feds Guarantee You a Job?, by Eduardo Porter, February 18, 2021.

Vox: The risks of going too big on stimulus are real—but going too small could be riskier, by Emily Stewart, February 5, 2021.

New York Times: America’s Next Great Economic Experiment: What if We Run It Hot? by Neil Irwin, January 29, 2021.

Fast Company: How Biden’s new Civilian Climate Corps would work, by Adele Peters, January 28, 2021.

Popular Science: Solar Power Got Cheap. So Why Aren’t We Using it More?, by Ula Chrobak, January 28, 2021.

NPR Marketplace (podcast): Letting the economy run hot, by Khai Ryssdal, January 26, 2021.

Vice: A Green New Deal Is Still Possible, Just Not the Way You Imagined, by Geoff Dembicki, January 19, 2021.

New York Magazine: After Alarmism: The war on Climate denial has been won. And that’s not the only good news, by David Wallace-Wells, January 19, 2021.

New York Times: A Second Economic Crisis for Biden, but a Different First Response, by Jim Tankersley, January 15, 2021.

Huffington Post: Biden’s $1.9 Trillion Package Is A Good Start. But It’s Only a Start, by Zachary D. Carter, January 15, 2021.

Huffington Post: The Georgia Runoffs Give Joe Biden The Green Light On The Economy, by Zachary D. Carter, January 6, 2021.

Common Dreams: ‘We Are Not Embarrassed Enough’: Ilhan Omar Slams Congress for Failing the Public on Covid Relief, by Jake Johnson, December 17, 2020.

Washington Post: A new stimulus deal is emerging. But it heralds a grueling new normal, by Greg Sargent, December 16, 2020.

Yahoo Finance: U.S. Needs Estimated $4.5 Trillion in Stimulus to Recover, Analysis Argues, by Denista Tsekova, December 12, 2020.

Earther: The Exponential Failure of Doing Nothing, by Brian Kan, December 11, 2020.

Common Dreams: ‘This is Atrocious’: Trump White House Proposes Covid Relief Plan With $0 Weekly Unemployment Boost, by Jake Johnson, December 9, 2020.

Bloomberg: Should Biden Go Big on Public Housing?, by Kriston Capps, December 8, 2020.

Vox: What it would Really Take to Save the Economy, by Emily Stewart, December 8, 2020.

Earther: How Biden Can Ensure Every Federal Agency is Fighting Climate Change, by Brian Kahn and Dharna Noor, December 2, 2020.

The Phoenix: President-Elect Biden’s Day One Climate Agenda Could be Transformative – Even Without the Senate, by Eric Holthaus, November 5, 2020.

The Bruenigs (Podcast): Matt Debates Job Guarantee with Mark Paul, November 1, 2020.

Earther: How a Biden Administration Could Fight Climate Change Without the Senate, by Brian Kahn, October 30, 2020.

Wired: The Case for Reviving the Civilian Conservation Corps, by Matt Simon, October 23, 2020.

Grist: Tackling Climate Change Seemed Expensive. Then COVID happened, by Joseph Winters, October 20, 2020.

Sarasota Magazine: Should Florida Raise Its Minimum Wage to $15 an Hour?, by Cooper Levy-Baker, October 2, 2020.

The Years Project: Why We Need a Green Recovery, September 2, 2020 (Video documentary)

Bloomberg: Trump Promised a Coal Comeback But America’s Miners Need an Energy Revolution, by Josh Edelson, August 25, 2020.

WFSU Public Media: “Economists Refute Claim Of Campaign Targeted at $15 Minimum Wage Amendment,” by Blaise Gainey, August 21, 2020.

Popular Science: “The US Has More Power Outages Than Any Other Developed Country. Here’s Why,” by Ula Chrobak, August 17, 2020.

Reuters: “Green or brown? As lockdowns lift, governments face a recovery climate choice,” by Matthew Green and Kate Abnett, July 17, 2020.

Washington Post: The Energy 202: Stacey Abrams wants the South to do more to tackle climate change, by Dino Grandoni, June 24, 2020.

Earther: Stacey Abrams’ Group Has a Climate Plan for the South, by Dharna Noor, June 23, 2020.

The New Republic: One Quick Trick for Curbing the Fossil Fuel Industry’s Political Influence, by Kate Aronoff, June 12, 2020.

Florida Times-Union: Florida Unemployment Rate Tripled in April, by Andrew Pantazi, May 22, 2020.

Stanley Center For Peace and Security: Waiting for a Green Stimulus, by Julian Brave NoiseCat, May 15, 2020.

Huffington Post: South Korea Tackled The Coronavirus. Not It’s Taking on The Climate Crisis, by Alexander C. Kaufman, May 2, 2020

The Verge: Clean Energy Could Get Americans Back to Work Post-Pandemic, by Justine Calma, April 30, 2020.

Popular Science: The environment won’t be helped by oil producers declaring bankruptcy, by Ula Chrobak, April 29, 2020.

Huffington Post: Falling Oil Prices Breathe New Life Into An Old Idea: Nationalize The Industry, by Alexander C. Kaufman, April 23, 2020.

Sarasota Magazine: New College Economist Says a Massive ‘Green Stimulus’ Could Boost the Economy, by Cooper Levy-Baker, April, 21, 2020.

Earther: What the Actual Fuck Is Happening With Oil Prices Right Now? by Brian Kahn, April 20, 2020.

Washington Post: As Congress dithers and Americans suffer, Democrats need to go big, by James Downie, April 12, 2020.

Adiel VS. the Oligarchs [podcast]: A Green Stimulus Now! (with Mark Paul). Interview with Adriel Hampton and Ricci Sergienko, March 31, 2020.

Fast Company: Big Oil is Cheap: Should the government take it over?, by Adele Peters, March 27, 2020.

Gizmodo: We Can Increase Life Expectancy Without Fossil Fuels, by Dharna Noor, March 26, 2020.

Wisconsin Examiner: Thinking big while staying at home, by Ruth Conniff, March 26, 2020.

Vox: A just and sustainable economic response to coronavirus, explained, by David Roberts, March 25, 2020.

Gizmodo: Energy and Policy Experts Have a Plan to Fight Covid-19 and the Climate Crisis, by Dharna Noor, March 23, 2020.

The Week: How Bad will the Coronavirus Crash Get?, by Jeff Spross, March 22, 2020.

Scientific American: Democrats want climate action included in coronavirus aid, by Maxine Joselow, March 19, 2020.

The New Republic: A Moderate Proposal: Nationalize the Fossil Fuel Industry, by Kate Aronoff, March 17, 2020.

Rolling Stone: How the New Oil Wars Could Upended Trump’s Re-Election Bid, by Jeff Goodell, March 12, 2020.

Gizmodo: Now is the Time to Invest in a Green New Deal, by Brian Kahn, March 11, 2020.

The Progressive: How Bernie Sanders is Reviving the Promise of FDR’s Economic Bill of Rights, by Sophie Vaughan, February 25, 2020.

The American Prospect: Building the People’s Bank, by David Dayen, January 16, 2020.

The New York Times: Could Tax Increases Speed Up the Economy? Democrats Say Yes, by Jim Tankersley, Dec 5, 2019.

The Nation: This Housing Policy Proposal Is Radically Inclusive, by Greg Kaufmann, Nov 12, 2019.

The Economist: Belligerent Unions are a sign of economic health, November 7, 2019.

The Week: Why remaking heavy industry is a crucial part of any Green New Deal, by Jeff Spross, October 4, 2019.

The American Prospect: Creating a Public Option for Simple Banking, by Bryce Covert, September 25, 2019.

Employee Benefit News: Making the case for the six-hour workday, by Evelina Nedlund, August 28, 2019.

Latino Rebels: ‘The Color of Wealth in Miami’ is Black and White, by Aracely  Panameño, August 20, 2019.

Sarasota Herald-Tribune: Killer Heat Could Alter Florida Living, by Carlos R. Munoz, July 19, 2019.

Fast Company: What Big Tech has to learn from the Green New Deal, by Katharine Schwab, June 27, 2019.

The Week: How Robots Became a Scapegoat for the Destruction of the Working Class, by Jeff Spross, April 29, 2019.

The Nation: The Green New Deal Must be All-Encompassing, by Guido Girgenti and Aru Shiney-Ajay, April 23, 2019.

The Intercept: Could a Green New Deal Make us Happier People?, by Kate Aronoff, April 7, 2019.

Roll Call: Gaetz is Trying to Sell AOC on a “Green Real Deal” but Progressive Aren’t Buying it, by Emily Kopp, April 3, 2019.

MSNBC, All In With Chris Hayes (appearance): The Green New Deal with Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, March 29, 2019. (13:52)

Bloomberg: The Green New Deal Progressives Really Are Coming for your Beef, by Katia Dmitrieva, March 13, 2019.

Common Dreams: Up Against the Wall Street Journal: A Green Job Guarantee, by John Miller, March 3, 2019.

Connect the Dots (Podcast Interview): How to Finance the Green New Deal and Regenerative Agriculture, with Alison Rose Levy, February 27, 2019.

Washington Post: In Miami, Your Skin Color is a Better Predictor of Wealth than Where Your Ancestors Came From, by Tracy Jan, February 27, 2019.

Miami Herald: Haitian, Jamaican or American … If you’re black in Miami, odds are you’re struggling, by Rob Wile, February 25, 2019.

CNN: ‘I’m Very Busy Right Now: Progressive Economists Suddenly in Demand as Democratic 2020 Hopefuls Look for Bold Policy Ideas, by Lydia DePillis, February 19, 2019.

The Nation: Young People Really Really Want a Green New Deal, by Sean McElwee and John Ray, February 7, 2019.

Dollars & Sense: A Green Job Guarantee, by John Miller, January/February issue, 2019.

The Nation: America Needs Economic Rights. Now is the Time to Push for Them, by Andrea Flynn and Susan R. Holmberg, January 11, 2019.

NBC News: Paris Protests Open up Rift on American Left, Sparks U.S. Climate Change Debate, by Benjy Sarlin, December 11, 2018.

The Week: How Emmanuel Macron Sparked a Climate Riot, by Ryan Cooper, December 11, 2018.

People’s Policy Project: Avoiding Climate Change Without Sinking the Poor, by Matt Bruenig, December 11, 2018.

Roll Call: Nearly 150 Activists Arrested in ‘Green New Deal’ Protest, by Griffin Connolly and Emily Kopp, December 10, 2018.

Equal Voice News: Robots and Automation: Is There Space for Hourly Workers?, by Sasha Abramsky, November 16, 2018.

Office of Sen. Bernie Sanders: Letter in support of the Stop WALMART Act, November 15, 2018.

Washington Center for Equitable Growth: The intersectional wage gaps faced by Latina women in the United States, by Kate Bahn and Will McGrew, November 1, 2018.

JSTOR Daily: Can Universal Basic Income Achieve Economic Security?, by Eric Schewe, September 27, 2018.

Huffington Post: Here’s A Radical New Plan to Tax Carbon and Give Everyone in America $2,237, by Alexander C. Kaufman, September 19, 2018.

Washington Center for Equitable Growth: How Workplace Segregation Fosters Wage Discrimination For African American Women, by Will McGrew, August 28, 2018.

Jacobin: The Case for a State-Owned Bank, by Meagan Day, August 21, 2018.

The Economist: How to Design Carbon Taxes, August 18, 2018.

Huffington Post: How Democrats Learned to Stop Worrying and Love the Class Struggle, by Zach Carter, August 1, 2018.

Nature Plants: Community Support Shares Risk, Ryan Scarrow, July 30, 2018.

Bloomberg: A Federal Job Guarantee for Everyone? Be Skeptical, by Noah Smith, July 10, 2018.

New York Times: Radical Democrats are Pretty Reasonable, by Paul Krugman, July 3, 2018.

New York Times: If the Robots Come for Our Jobs, What Should the Government Do?, by Neil Irwin, June 12, 2018.

The Intercept: Rep. Ro Khanna to Introduce Compromise “Jobs For All” Bill, by Kate Aronoff, May 30, 2018.

Democracy Journal: Digital Capitalism’s War on Leisure, by Stuart Whatley, May 23, 2018.

New York Times: Democrats’ Next Big Thing: Government-Guaranteed Jobs, by Jim Tankersley, May 22, 2018.

Huffington Post: Stephanie Kelton Has The Biggest Idea in Washington, by Zach Cater, May 20, 2018.

Think Progress: New Study Takes Aim At Debunking Old Myths About America’s Racial Wealth Gap, by Sam Fulwood III, May 2, 2018.

Nature Plants: Yields Inversely Proportional to Acreage, by Ryan Scarrow, April 30, 2018.

The Intercept: Whether America Can Afford a Job Guarantee Program Is Not Up For Debate, by David Dayen, April 30, 2018.

Washington Post: Q&A on the Democrat’s Big Idea: A Job Creation Program, by Jared Bernstein, April 26, 2018.

CNN: Why a ‘Federal Jobs Guarantee’ is Gaining Steam With Democrats, by Gregory Krieg, April 26, 2018.

TheNextSystemsProject: Shovel Ready Green Jobs: The Job Guarantee and Climate Resiliency, by Johanna Bozuwa, April 26, 2018.

The American Prospect: Why the Cause for Full Employment Is Back from the Dead, by Harold Meyerson, April 25, 2018.

Daily Beast: How Guaranteeing Jobs Became The Hot New Policy Priority For 2020 Dems, by Gideon Resnick, April 25, 2018.

Vox: Job Guarantees, Explained, by Dylan Matthews, April 24, 2018.

Steele & Ungar, POTUS XM Radio (Interview): Should We Have A Federal Job Guarantee?, April 24, 2018.

The Week: Bernie Sanders has Conquered the Democratic Party, by Jeff Spross, April 24, 2018.

Bloomberg: How to Reduce the Black-White Wealth Gap, by Noah Smith, April 23, 2018.

Financial Times: The Jobs Guarantee and Human-Capital “Nationalisation”, by Alexandra Scaggs, April 23, 2018.

Vox: Cory Booker’s New Big Idea: Guaranteeing Jobs for Everyone Who Wants One, by Dylan Matthews, April 20, 2018.

Slate: Mind the Gap: A New Paper Debunks the Persistent Myths About the Racial Wealth Gap, Jamelle Bouie, April 20, 2018.

The New Republic: “I Am Those People” How to Get More Working-Class Candidates like Kerri Harris to Run for Office, by Sarah Jones, April 20, 2018.

CityLab: Does Homeownership Really ‘Drive’ the Black-White Wealth Gap? by Tanvi Misra, April 20, 2018.

NextCity: Challenging Persistent Myths About the Racial Wealth Gap, by Alexis Lipsitz Flippin, April 20, 2018.

Wonkette: Handsome Cory Booker Wants to Guarantee Jobs For Everyone! by Robyn Pennacchia, April 20, 2018.

The Root: No, Personal Responsibility Won’t Solve Inequality: New Study Dispels Common Myths Behind Racial Wealth Gap, by Anne Branigin, April 19, 2018.

Fortune: What We Get Wrong About Fixing the Racial Wealth Gap, by Antonio Moore, April 16, 2018.

Washington Post: Why Democrats Should Fight for the Right to a Good Job, by Katrina Vanden Heuvel, April 10, 2018.

The Nation: The Government Should Guarantee Everyone a Good Job, by Ady Barkan, April 4, 2018.

The Intercept: A Guaranteed Jobs-for-All Program is Gaining Traction Among 2020 Democratic Hopefuls, by Kate Aronoff, April 1, 2018.

The American Prospect: Food Stamps Aren’t A Substitute for Work. They’re How Low-Wage Workers Avoid Hunger, by Kalena Thomhave, March 28, 2018.

New York Magazine: The Radical Proposal the Moderate Democrats Should be Running On, by Eric Levitz, March 22, 2018.

The Nation: Why Democrats Should Embrace a Federal Jobs Guarantee, by Sean McElwee, Colin McAuliffe, and Jon Green, March 20, 2018.

The Intercept: For Georgia Democrats, The Governor’s Mansion Is In Reach. But Are They Selling The Platform Voters Want?, by Zaid Jilani, February 13, 2018.

The Nation: Meet the First 2019 Candidate to Run on a Federal Jobs Guarantee, by David Dayen, January 12, 2018.

Washington Post: Tuesday was a great win for Democrats. Here’s how they can build on it, by Jared Bernstein, November 9, 2017.

Bill Moyers: Why We Need a Universal Basic Income, by Keri Leigh Merritt, September 15, 2017.

Vox: What American would look like if it guaranteed everyone a job, by Dylan Matthews, September 6, 2017.

On-the-Economy Podcast (Interview): Guaranteeing Everyone a Job, by Jared Bernstein and Ben Spielberg, August 31, 2017.

New Republic: Back to Work: How Democrats can win over Americans left behind in the new economy, by Bryce Covert, July 18, 2017.

In These Times: Leaked Documents Show Jerry Brown Giving Big Oil a Seat in Drafting Climate Policy, by Kate Aronoff, June 28, 2017.

The Week: How to make a carbon tax insanely popular, by Jeff Spross, May 4, 2017.

The Washington Post: Transit agencies rarely hire women and minority contractors. Here’s why that matters, by Martine Powers, April 12, 2017.

Future Left Podcast (Interview): Take This Job and Guarantee It!, April 4, 2017.

The American Prospect: The Progressive Agenda Now: Jobs and Medicare for All, by Jared Bernstein and Ben Spielberg, April 3, 2017.

On-the-Economy Podcast: Assessing the Labor Market and Getting to Full Employment, by Jared Bernstein and Ben Spielberg, February 21, 2017.

The Washington Post: Trump asked what African Americans had to lose. They’re waiting to see the gain, by Courtland Milloy, February 14, 2017.

Fox News, Tucker Carlson Show (Interview): Do we need a Federal Job Guarantee? February 20, 2017.

The Atlantic: In D.C., White Families are on Average 81 Times Richer Than Black Ones, by Gillian B. White, November 26, 2016.

The Washington Post: Net worth of white households in D.C. region is 81 times that of black households, by Perry Stein, November 2, 2016.

Diverse Issues in Higher Education: Scholars Reveal Gaping Black/White Wealth Disparities in D.C., by Jamaal Abdul-Alim, November 1, 2016.

Washington Post: These academics say Bernie Sanders’s college plan will be a boon for African American students. Will it?, by Danielle Douglas-Gabriel, March 7, 2016.

Yes Magazine: Craigslist Saved 5M Tons of Stuff From Landfills – And 4 Other New Stats on Local Economies, by Mary Hansen, March 03, 2015.