Siddhartha Mahanta

Policy Analyst, Open Markets

Siddhartha Mahanta was a policy analyst with the Open Markets program at New America. He reported on the impact of economic power on agricultural and food systems, and on the government policies that help shape this concentration.

He currently writes for the Atlantic. He has previously written on tax policy, criminal justice, lobbying, & technology, for Mother Jones, The New Republic, The Atlantic, and Salon. He graduated from the University of Texas with a degree from Plan II, an interdisciplinary liberal arts honors program.

All Work

Big Beef

Independent ranchers and animal rights activists don’t agree about much, except that it’s time to stop using federal tax dollars to support

A Year After Sandy, Food and Fuel Supplies Are As Vulnerable As Ever

A year ago, Hurricane Sandy revealed harrowing realities about the basic systems New Yorkers rely on every day.

New York's Looming Food Disaster

In New York City, locating a bite to eat is rarely a difficult task. The city is a food paradise or, depending on your mood, a place of over