I'm a proud product of the University of Massachusetts economics department. My politics comes mostly from Marx. My economics comes mostly from Keynes.
For quite a few years, I was the policy guy for the New York Working Families Party. Needless to say, the WFP is in no way complicit in whatever I emit here.
I teach macroeconomics. This might give me more credibility than the next dude with a website. Or not, up to you.
I've also worked for In These Times (the magazine; my firing therefrom for printing stuff that was "too intellectually dense and too far out of the mainstream" was the subject of an Alexander Cockburn column), the AFL-CIO, the UAW, the New York City Independent Budget Office, and, back at the beginning of it all, for Doug Henwood at the Left Business Observer.
I live in Brooklyn. Where else?
I look, arguably, a bit like this:
OK, not exactly. Self-portraits are hard!
Email me at email@example.com.