Robert Kuttner

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Robert Kuttner "is co-founder and co-editor of The American Prospect. He writes regularly for the magazine on political and economic issues.

"Bob has just completed a book, to be published in 2007, on the connection between political and economic inequality and systemic risks facing the economy. He is pursuing these issues as a distinguished senior fellow at Demos.

"Bob is the author of six previous books: Everything for Sale: The Virtues and Limits of Markets (1997); The End of Laissez-Faire (1991); The Life of the Party (1987); The Economic Illusion (1984); Revolt of the Haves (1980); and Family Re-union (2002), co-authored with his late wife, Sharland Trotter. His syndicated weekly editorial column originates in The Boston Globe and appears Mondays on the Prospect website.

"He has contributed major articles to The New England Journal of Medicine as a national policy correspondent. His work has also appeared in The New York Times Magazine and The New York Times Book Review, The Atlantic, The New Republic, The New Yorker, Dissent, and Harvard Business Review. He was a Business Week columnist between 1985 and 2005. He appears frequently on radio and TV talk shows.

"Bob has taught at Brandeis University, Boston University, the University of Massachusetts and Harvard University's Institute of Politics. He has been a John F. Kennedy Fellow at Harvard, a Woodrow Wilson Fellow at the University of California at Berkeley, a Guggenheim Fellow, and a Radcliffe Public Policy Fellow. His editorial column was the winner of the John Hancock Award for excellence in business and financial journalism. Bob also received the Jack London Award for labor journalism.

"He is one of five co-founders of the Economic Policy Institute, and serves on its board. He was the 1996 winner of the Paul Hoffman Award for Human Development of the United Nations, for his work on the relationship of economic efficiency to social equality. His book Everything for Sale was the 1997 winner of the Sidney Hillman Award.

"Previously, he served as economics editor of The New Republic, chief investigator for the Senate Committee on Banking, Housing and Urban Affairs, a national staff writer at The Washington Post in the Watergate era, and executive director of President Carter's National Commission on Neighborhoods. Earlier in his career, he worked as assistant to I.F. Stone, as a correspondent, program director, and station manager for Pacifica Radio, and as Washington Editor of the Village Voice.

"Bob Kuttner was educated at Oberlin College, the University of California at Berkeley and the London School of Economics. He has an honorary doctorate from Swarthmore College.

"He is married to Joan Fitzgerald, an urban planner who directs the program on law, policy and society at Northeastern University. He is the father of two grown children, Gabriel, an actor based in London; and Jessica who works as a counselor for troubled teens at a Massachusetts residential school, and the grandfather of Owen." [1]

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  1. About the Editors, American Prospect, accessed September 1, 2007.