Pat Garofalo is a writer, editor, and policy analyst in Washington, D.C., who has worked on economic policy issues since the summer of 2008. Yes, right when the financial crisis started.

He’s currently director of state and local policy for the American Economic Liberties Project.

His first book, “The Billionaire Boondoggle: How Our Politicians Let Corporations and Bigwigs Steal Our Money and Jobs,” was published in March 2019 by Thomas Dunne Books. Order here from Barnes & Noble, Books-a-Million, IndieBound, Powells, or, if you must, Amazon.

Pat also writes the Boondoggle newsletter, which provides regular dispatches about how corporations are ripping off taxpayers. Sign up for the newsletter here.

Pat was formerly managing editor for TalkPoverty.org, the assistant managing editor and a columnist for the opinion section at U.S. News & World Report, and economic policy editor at ThinkProgress. His writing has appeared in many other leading publications, including The Washington Post, The Nation, the Guardian, The Atlantic, NBC News ThinkThe Week, the Baltimore Sun, and the American Prospect.

You can contact him via email at patg14@gmail.com or here, as well as follow him on Twitter.

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