Matt Bruenig and Elizabeth Stoker

Matt Bruenig writes on economics and politics at MattBruenig.com and for the Demos Policy Shop blog. Elizabeth Stoker is a Marshall Scholar at Cambridge University. Her work has appeared in the Los Angeles Review of Books and Salon.

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