Richard Kirsch is a Senior Fellow at the Roosevelt Institute and the author of Fighting for Our Health: The Epic Battle to Make Health Care a Right in the United States, published in February 2012 by the Rockefeller Institute Press. He is also Senior Adviser to USAction and an Institute Fellow at the Rockefeller institute.
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Wednesday, November 4, 2015 - 12:45pm
Paul Ryan vs. the People
Paul Ryan paints himself as a champion of “the people” over “Washington.” But the “people” the new House speaker defends are corporations. And the “Washington” he attacks is the one that does deliver for real people. For the past five years, Ryan has authored the budget passed by the House of...
Wednesday, November 27, 2013 - 11:38am
We’re Not Broke — We’ve Been Robbed
With the Friday the 13th December deadline for a federal budget deal, the cries of “we’re broke,” and “we can’t afford to keep spending,” are ringing again. But we’re not broke and acting like we are is making us poorer.