David Sirota is an award-winning journalist, television commentator, nationally syndicated weekly newspaper columnist, radio host and bestselling author living in Denver, Colorado. As a magazine journalist, Sirota is a staff writer for PandoDaily’s investigative journalism team, In that role, he covers the intersection of economics, politics, technology and popular culture. He has also written for The New York Times Magazine, Harper’s, Wired, Vice, The Nation and Salon.com. Sirota’s weekly newspaper column is nationally syndicated by Creators Syndicate and runs in (among others) the San Francisco Chronicle, Portland Oregonian and Seattle Times. In his long-form writing work, Sirota has published three books. The first two, Hostile Takeover (Crown, 2006) and The Uprising (Crown, 2008), were both New York Times bestsellers. The third book, Back to Our Future (Ballantine, 2011), was met with strong reviews and a cover story in USA Today. In 2013, Back to Our Future became the basis for the National Geographic Channel’s miniseries The ’80s: The Decade that Made Us.

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From the Origins of Economic Ideas to the Challenges of Our Time

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