Publications

Jacob Hacker
In Winner-Take-All Politics, Jacob S. Hacker and Paul Pierson explained how political elites have enabled and propelled plutocracy. Now in American Amnesia, they trace the economic and political history of the United States over the last century and show how a viable mixed economy has long been the...
Jacob Hacker
In this volume, the nation’s leading advisors on health policy and financing appraise America’s ailing healthcare system and suggest reasonable approaches to its rehabilitation. Each chapter confronts a major challenge to the country’s health security, from runaway costs and...
Jacob Hacker
Jacob Hacker with Paul Pierson has written a new book entitled “Let Them Eat Tweets:  How The Right Rules In An Age of Extreme Inequality”. Abstract:  “The Republican Party appears to be divided between a tax-cutting old guard and a white-nationalist vanguard—and with Donald Trump’s ascendance, the...
Jacob Hacker
While most Americans remain politically moderate, American politics has careened to the right over the last two decades. Why? What can be done? This book helps make sense of recent political changes and explains how popular will is deliberately being subverted. The authors propose important reforms...
Jacob Hacker
The Divided Welfare State is the first comprehensive political analysis of America’s distinctive system of public and private social benefits. Everyone knows that the American welfare state is unusual–less expensive and extensive, later to develop and slower to grow, than comparable...
Jacob Hacker
America’s leaders say the economy is strong and getting stronger. But ordinary Americans aren’t buying it. They see what the rosy statistics hide: We are all struggling under the weight of terrifying economic instability. No matter how well educated and hard working we are, we know that...
Jacob Hacker
America’s leaders say the economy is strong and getting stronger. But the safety net that once protected us is fast unraveling. With retirement plans in growing jeopardy while health coverage erodes, more and more economic risk is shifting from government and business onto the fragile...
Jacob Hacker
During the 1992 presidential campaign, health care reform became a hot issue, paving the way for one of the most important yet ill-fated social policy initiatives in American history: Bill Clinton’s 1993 proposal for comprehensive coverage under “managed competition.” Here Jacob Hacker not...
Jacob Hacker
A groundbreaking work that identifies the real culprit behind one of the great economic crimes of our time— the growing inequality of incomes between the vast majority of Americans and the richest of the rich. We all know that the very rich have gotten a lot richer these past few decades while most...
Hélène Landemore
This book offers a multidisciplinary approach to the question: What is collective Wisdom? Where does it come from and what are the conditions for it? How can we institutionally generate it? This publication is available on the following link(s): http://www.amazon.com/Collective-Wisdom-233-232-...