Joshua Freedman

Joshua Freedman was a research fellow with the Economic Economic Growth Program at New America. Until June 2014, Mr. Freedman served as a policy analyst. In this role, he researched and wrote about economic and social policy in the United States. His main projects focused on long-term economic shifts and the intersection of government and the economy.


Mr. Freedman graduated with a degree in public policy (focus: Ethics) from Stanford, where he was awarded the Ann C. Seminara Prize for Outstanding Senior in Public Policy. Previously, he interned at National Journal magazine and taught improvisation and sketch comedy. His analysis has appeared in National Journal, The Atlantic, CNN.com, and a variety of other publications. Mr. Freedman hails from the oft-maligned state of New Jersey.

All Work

ECONOMIC GROWTH and NEXT SOCIAL CONTRACT
America's Debt Problem (Dec 2015)

How private debt is holding back growth and hurting the middle class.


ECONOMIC GROWTH
America's Debt Problem

Over time, the US economy has become more dependent on debt to fuel economic growth.


ECONOMIC GROWTH
Pay More, Get Less

Staring into a difficult world economy that has yet to fully recover from the Great Recession, middle class families are feeling squeezed.


ASSET BUILDING
Why Don't Americans Have Enough Skills? The Answer Is Inequality

ECONOMIC GROWTH and NEXT SOCIAL CONTRACT
Beyond the Low-Wage Social Contract

By “low-wage social contract” we mean an economic system that not only assumes but also accepts that many jobs in the U.S. will pay poorly.


ECONOMIC GROWTH and NEXT SOCIAL CONTRACT
Renewing the American Social Contract: A New Vision for Improving Economic Security

America’s social contract needs to be reinvented for the twenty-first century.


ASSET BUILDING
Two Ideas on How to Improve Retirement Security for All Americans

ECONOMIC GROWTH and NEXT SOCIAL CONTRACT
Expanded Social Security

The conventional wisdom about Social Security is profoundly misguided.


ECONOMIC GROWTH
Value Added: America's Manufacturing Future

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