Mattea Kramer

Mattea Kramer is a writer whose work has been published in The Washington Post, The Guardian, and The Nation, and she has appeared as a commentator on MSNBC. As the former research director and current senior advisor at National Priorities Project, a federal budget think tank, and as a professor of social change, Kramer’s expertise spans such topics as public sector finance, Social Security, health care costs, the Pentagon budget, and civic engagement.

She holds a bachelor’s degree in economics from Amherst College and a master’s degree in public policy from Harvard.

Book Reviews by Mattea Kramer

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Magdalena Yesil’s Power Up is the newest book in the tradition of Sheryl Sandberg’s Lean In, in which powerful women who have spent decades downplaying their gender in order to re

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Mental Health, Inc. is gripping in the sense that you’ll literally grip the book tightly in both hands as you read this horrifying account of our twisted mental health system.

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Human civilization is constantly changing, argues David Smick in The Great Equalizer: How Main Street Capitalism Can Create an Economy for Everyone, a manifesto for a new set of policies d