Michael Lind

Michael Lind

Michael Lind is a professor of practice at the Lyndon B. Johnson School of Public Affairs at the University of Texas at Austin and the author of more than a dozen books, most recently The New Class War.

Rethinking Welfare Capitalism Share This

Jul 01, 2020

Re: Fringe With Benefits? The Case for Welfare Capitalism.

Since the neoliberal era began in the 1970s, many public policy thinkers have assumed that America’s employment-based benefit system of welfare capitalism is doomed to extinction by the growth in freelance or gig workers. To replace employer benefits, the left tends to support welfare statism and the right tends to support welfare individualism, in the […]

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Reshoring with the Government We Have Share This

Jun 15, 2020

A Response to Ganesh Sitaraman

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On Domestic Sourcing Share This

Jun 09, 2020

Local content requirements offer a simple intervention with benefits that its prohibitionist detractors ignore.

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From Protecting Essential Workers to Upgrading Essential Industries Share This

May 05, 2020

The COVID-19 panic has drawn long-overdue attention to the economic and health and financial challenges facing many “essential workers” including nurses and health aides, nursing home aides, slaughterhouse workers, truckers, grocery store clerks and other retail workers, warehouse workers, and others upon whom the daily functioning of our continental society depends.  Unfortunately the response of […]

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