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Lynn Parramore

Lynn Parramore is Senior Research Analyst at the Institute for New Economic Thinking. A cultural theorist who studies the intersection of culture and economics, she is Contributing Editor at AlterNet, where she received the Bill Moyers/Schumann Foundation fellowship in journalism for 2012. She is also a frequent contributor to Reuters, Al Jazeera, Salon, Huffington Post, and other outlets. Her first book of cultural history, Reading the Sphinx (Palgrave Macmillan) was named a “Notable Scholarly Book for 2008” by the Chronicle of Higher Education. A web entrepreneur, Parramore is co-founder of the Next New Deal (formerly New Deal 2.0) blog of the Roosevelt Institute, where she served as media fellow from 2009-2011, and she is also co-founder of Recessionwire.com, and founding editor of IgoUgo.com. Parramore received her doctorate from New York University in 2007. She has taught writing and semiotics at NYU and has collaborated with some of the country’s leading economists her ebooks, including “Corporations for the 99%” with William Lazonick and “New Economic Visions” with Gar Alperovitz. In 2011, she co-edited a key documentary book on the Occupy movement: The 99%: How the Occupy Movement is Changing America.

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How MBA Programs Drive Inequality

Article | Jul 7, 2016

Business school students are taught to extract resources instead of creating value.

Conflicts of Interest? Maybe Congress Should Look in the Mirror

Article | Jan 11, 2017

New evidence shows personal wealth interests drive Congressional votes

Chanos: Is a big change underway in global capitalism?

Article | Dec 21, 2016

Milwaukee-born short-seller Jim Chanos, founder and managing partner of New York-based Kynikos Associates, teaches University of Wisconsin and Yale business students about corporate fraud. During his life and career, he has witnessed seismic shifts in economic thinking and the relationship between labor and capital. Chanos shares his thoughts on the world emerging from the election of Donald Trump and the tumultuous political events of 2016. 

Capitalism in the Time of Trump?

Article | Dec 8, 2016

As the world turns upside down, Mariana Mazzucato discusses how to shape an economy that works for everyone

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New Economic Thinkers Transforming Our World

Makers and Takers in the Political Season | A conversation with Rana Foroohar

Event Discussion | Mar 20, 2016

The Institute for New Economic Thinking hosts an exclusive luncheon and conversation with Lynn Parramore, Senior Research Analyst at the Institute and Reuters columnist, and Rana Foroohar, TIME Assistant Managing Editor and Economic Columnist, and Global Economic Correspondent at CNN.

Do Economists Understand the Economy?

Video | Dec 1, 2015

Lance Taylor explains how missing the big picture is too common in the field.