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I'm a Washington-based staff writer at the New Republic. Previously I was the labor policy editor for Politico, a senior editor and "TRB" columnist at the New Republic, a senior writer at Slate, and a reporter at the Wall Street Journal. I'm the author of The Great Divergence (Bloomsbury, 2012), about the post-1979 expansion of income inequality in the U.S.  

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As fair and comprehensive a summary as we are likely to get of what economists have learned about our growing inequality.

Benjamin Friedman, front page, New York Times Book Review


This is the book the 99 percent has been waiting for. Crisply lucid and brilliantly argued, The Great Divergence manages to entertain at the same time that it explains.

Barbara Ehrenreich, author, Nickel and Dimed

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