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Brendan McDermott

Brendan McDermott is a Fiscal Policy Analyst with the Progressive Policy Institute's Center for Funding America’s Future. Before joining PPI, Brendan worked on Capitol Hill with Congresswoman Lisa Blunt Rochester (D-DE) and the Democratic staff of the Senate Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs Committee. Brendan earned his B.A. in Economics at the George Washington University and his M.A. in Applied Economics at Georgetown University.

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By and / 12.19.2018

Economists from Adam Smith onward have understood that free markets don’t exist or thrive in a state of nature. They are nestled within a framework of governance that defends societies against outside threats, writes and enforces common laws, and provides public goods – those that all people need but that private actors would have little […]