Lind, Michael | LBJ School of Public Affairs | The University of Texas at Austin
  • JD, The University of Texas at Austin

Michael Lind is co-founder of New America, along with Walter Mead, Sherle Schwenninger and Ted Halstead, and co-wrote the organization’s manifesto, The Radical Center (2001). He co-founded New America’s American strategy program, and most recently served as policy director of the economic growth program. A graduate of the University of Texas and Yale, Lind has taught at Harvard and Johns Hopkins and has been an editor or staff writer for The New Yorker, Harper’s, The New Republic and The National Interest. Lind is a columnist for Salon and writes frequently for The New York Times and The Financial Times. He is the author of numerous books of history, political journalism, fiction, poetry and children’s literature. His most recent book is “Land of Promise: An Economic History of the United States” (2012).


NewsApril 17, 2019
Innovation Bound, the annual celebration of LBJ School policy research: April 23, 2019

Core to the LBJ School's mission is "getting it done" — developing solutions to policy problems through scholarship and public discourse. Every year, faculty and students take on research that melds the theoretical and the practical, exploring the world through hands-on field work and data analysis to address issues critical to the health of American democracy and global society. Innovation Bound celebrates the impact, quality and range of the published works of our distinguished scholars.

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Media MentionApril 30, 2018
Review: ‘Big Is Beautiful’ questions the virtues of small business

“Big Is Beautiful” by Michael Lind argues that big businesses are the prime driver of productivity, and that they also have a better record on social issues.

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Media MentionNovember 1, 2017
The Upside of Being Ruled by the Five Tech Giants

NYT writer Farhad Manjoo debates the pros and cons of the growing economic, social and political power held by the five largest American tech companies. He references a publication by LBJ professor Michael Lind. 

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