Robert Kuttner, co-founder and co-editor of American Prospect Magazine, is a leading political economist and renowned journalist on the challenges facing the U.S today.
Kuttner is a best-selling author of several books including New York Times best-seller "Obama's Challenge: America's Economic Crisis and the Power of a Transformative Presidency" which describes the challenges Obama must face as U.S President and outlines possible solutions and strategies.
His other works include "Everything for Sale", "The End of Laissez-Faire", "The Life of the Party", and "The Squandering of America: How the Failure of Our Politics Undermines Our Prosperity". Kuttner has written for many publications including The New Yorker, The Atlantic, Harvard Business Review and The New York Times Magazine, and is a longtime columnist for BusinessWeek and the Boston Globe.
Kuttner served as Chief Investigator for the Senate Banking Committee, conducting investigations on mortgage redlining and foreign bribery by U.S corporations, which led to the Home Mortgage Disclosure, Community Reinvestment, and Foreign Corrupt Practices Acts. He also worked as Executive Director of the National Commission of Neighborhoods during Jimmy Carter's presidency.
Kuttner noticed that conservative think-tanks and journals were outperforming their liberal counterparts and created the Economic Policy Institute, a nonpartisan think-tank seeking to broaden the public debate on how to achieve a prosperous and fair economy.
Kuttner worked as Economics Editor for The New Republic and staff writer for The Washington Post, and was Professor of Brandeis University (EE.UU), University of Massachusetts, and Harvard University.