James Lardner

James Lardner was a staff reporter for Remapping Debate. He had previously written extensively about business, technology, the financial sector, and the role of regulation. His work had appeared in The New Yorker, The Washington Post, and The New York Review of Books, among other print and online publications.

James came to Remapping Debate from Demos, where he worked on reports and advocacy campaigns involving economic inequality, financial reform, and a variety of other subjects.

James was the co-editor (and a contributor to) “Inequality Matters: The Growing Economic Divide in America and Its Poisonous Consequences.”

Original Reporting | By James Lardner | Regulation
On the Issa Committee stage, businesses accuse the Obama Administration of ignoring their complaints. The examples they cite suggest that such complaints are being heard loud and clear. More
Original Reporting | By James Lardner | Budget deficit, Education
No one has done more than the billionaire private-equity investor Peter G. Peterson to stir America’s anxiety over deficits, debt, and what Peterson (among others) considers out-of-control entitlement-program spending. Those same concerns now lie at the heart of a “fiscal responsibility” curriculum being developed for America’s high schools. The curriculum bears the stamp of Columbia University’s prestigious Teachers College, but reflects the focus suggested by the Peter G. Peterson Foundation, which provided $2.4 million in funding for the project. More
Original Reporting | By James Lardner | Regulation
House Republicans and the President jockeyed last week to demonstrate their opposition to “bad” regulations. It turns out, however, that it is easier to generate provocative rhetoric on this topic than to provide historical evidence for the proposition that regulations do, in fact, kill jobs. More