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About Edward Conard

Edward “Ed” Conard is the author of two top ten New York Times bestselling books: The Upside of Inequality: How Good Intentions Undermine the Middle Class (2016) and Unintended Consequences: Why Everything You’ve Been Told About the Economy Is Wrong (2012). He is a visiting scholar at the American Enterprise Institute.  Previously, he was. . .
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About the Books

Four years ago, Edward Conard wrote a controversial bestseller, Unintended Consequences, which set the record straight on the financial crisis of 2008 and explained why U.S. growth was accelerating relative to other high-wage economies. He warned. . .
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WAS OUR COUNTRY’S economic success over the last twenty-five years built on the false pretenses? Did we simply borrow and spend too much money? Are we now paying the price for that unsustainable spending spree?
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Unintended Consequences was reviewed by The Wall Street Journal, The New York Times, and leading economists Tyler Cowen, Greg Mankiw, Steven Levitt, Glenn Hubbard, and others.
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Highlights

Ed Conard has debated economists, policymakers and journalists on topics related to inequality, the 2008 mortgage crisis, and the U.S. budget. He has appeared on television over 150 times, most notably when he debated Jon Stewart in one of the longest interviews in the Daily Show’s history. Ed has also written opinion pieces for the Wall Street Journal, The New York Times, Foreign Affairs and many other respected publications.
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Debates

Ed Conard has debated Nobel Prize winning economist Joseph Stiglitz; former heads of the White House Council of Economic Advisers Austan Goolsbee and Alan Krueger; former Governor Ed Rendell; and former Congressman Barney Frank.
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Op-Eds

Ed Conard has written articles for the The New York Times, Wall Street Journal, Washington Post, Foreign Affairs, Politico, and the Harvard Business Review.
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iqMedia and TV

Ed Conard has made more than 150 media appearances, including CNN’s Fareed Zakaria GPS, ABC World News, Yahoo’s Daily Ticker, The Daily Show with Jon Stewart, CNBC’s Closing Bell with Maria Bartiromo, NPR’s On Point, and WNYC’s The Brian Lehrer Show.
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