Jacob S. Hacker
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Hacker is known for his research and writings regarding inequality and health policy, especially his development of the so-called public option. A regular policy advisor and expert commentator, he is the author or co-author of six books, numerous journal articles, and a wide range of popular writings on American politics and public policy. A member of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences, Hacker's recent honors include election to the American Academy of Political and Social Science and the 2020 Robert Ball Award of the National Academy of Social Insurance.
The Two Electorates
Building an Economy for All
The Ryan Republican Budget: A Blueprint for Permanent Austerity
How Washington Has Made the Rich Richer – And Abandoned the Middle Class
No Jargon Podcast
In the News
Explains how political elites have enabled and propelled plutocracy. Traces the economic and political history of the United States over the last century and show how a viable mixed economy has long been the dominant engine of America’s prosperity.