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Michael McCarthy

Deputy Publications Director, Economic Policy Institute

Michael McCarthy is deputy publications director at the Economic Policy Institute, a think tank in Washington, D.C. Before that, he held a series of positions at The Globalist, including features editor and managing editor. Prior to joining The Globalist, he worked on Senator Tom Daschle’s 2004 re-election campaign.

Mr. McCarthy holds a master’s degree in public administration from The George Washington University, where he also graduated summa cum laude with a bachelor’s degree in political communication.

A native of Dallas, Texas, his areas of interest include politics, international affairs, economics and media studies.

Articles by Michael McCarthy

Making U.S. Politics Safe for Third Parties

How can the United States ensure that third parties don't act as spoilers?

August 16, 2011

Will There Be a “Silver Bullet” for the U.S. Economy?

Is the United States reducing its odds of discovering the next technological and economic game-changer?

July 20, 2011

The AARP Versus the American Association of Young Persons

What would America look like if the government cared as much about youth as it does about seniors?

June 22, 2011

Will the Tea Party Help Re-Elect Obama?

How will the GOP presidential primary torpedo the party's 2012 prospects?

June 1, 2011

Why Washington Has Given Up on the Unemployed

Why have Congress and President Obama done nothing to spur job creation in recent months?

May 4, 2011

How the Media Fan the Flames of “Birtherism”

Why does the persistence of the birther falsehood reflect a failure of the mainstream media?

April 26, 2011

How to Solve the U.S. Debt Problem by Doing Nothing

How would complacency allow Washington to stabilize the country's debt over the next decade?

April 15, 2011

A Tax Receipt: The Key to a Smarter Budget Debate

How could a "tax receipt" foster a smarter budget debate?

April 6, 2011