Writer, journalist, author

Matthew writes about: Economics, Politics, Society

Matthew Yglesias is a writer, editor, and journalist focused on American politics and public policy. He is the author of Slow Boring, a blog and newsletter on Substack, and a senior fellow at the Niskanen Center, a moderate, nonpartisan think tank that works to promote an open society and change public policy through direct engagement in the policymaking process. Previously, he was a senior correspondent at Vox, which he cofounded in 2014, and cohost of its political podcast The Weeds.

Yglesias has authored three books, most recently the national bestseller One Billion Americans: The Case for Thinking Bigger, which argues for supporting parents and children, welcoming immigrants and their contributions, and exploring creative policies that explore growth—like more housing, better transportation, improved education, revitalized welfare, and climate change mitigation.

Before launching Vox, Yglesias was a columnist for Slate, a senior fellow at the Center for American Progress, and a contributor to many national publications, including The New York Times, The Washington Post, The Atlantic, and The American Prospect. He has also contributed regularly to NPR’s All Things Considered.

He holds a B.A. in Philosophy from Harvard and lives in Washington, D.C. with his wife and son.

A better world is possible, but to make it real requires conversations that are difficult and rigorous, not shallow clickbait and virality.


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