The Washington Post

Everyone always talks about the welfare state. But to understand who really wields power in Washington and what they actually want, you need to understand the tax break state.

  • Mike Konczal
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  • Jun 1, 2013
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Sheila bair, the hard-charing former chairwoman of the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation, walks us through Dodd-Frank.

  • Mike Konczal
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  • May 18, 2013
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Likely? No. Worth thinking about? Yes!

  • Mike Konczal
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  • May 11, 2013
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One Republican senator and one Democratic senator want to toughen up Dodd-Frank's capital rules. Is that necessary?

  • Mike Konczal
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  • May 6, 2013
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You've heard about all the problems with Reinhart and Rogoff. But how about the problems with Baker, Bloom and Davis?

  • Ezra Klein
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  • Apr 30, 2013
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Regulators don't want to disclose what they know about wrongdoing by mortgage servicers. Here's why that's a problem.

  • Mike Konczal
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  • Apr 14, 2013
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What an obnoxious question for a stranger to ask you, right? But I’m going to up the jerk ante. Because how you answer is important for the inequality debate.

  • Mike Konczal
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  • Apr 6, 2013
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On Wednesday, Republicans and Democrats on the House Agriculture Committee approved seven bills that would roll back parts of Dodd-Frank. The target? Derivatives regulation.

  • Mike Konczal
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  • Mar 23, 2013
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"The bottom line is Dodd-Frank didn't end too big to fail," Rep. Jeb Hensarling told Fox Business News. Okay then. So what does Dodd-Frank do, and what could we do instead?

  • Mike Konczal
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  • Mar 2, 2013
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In his response to the State of the Union, Marco Rubio reprised a very bad argument that just won't go away.

  • Mike Konczal
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  • Feb 13, 2013
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