© Nick Hanauer speaks at TEDSummit: A Community Beyond Borders. July 21-25, 2019, Edinburgh, Scotland. Photo: Ryan Lash / TED



A New Economics Takes Hold (with David Goldstein), Democracy Journal, Spring 2024


The Transformation at the Heart of Biden’s Middle-Out Economic Agenda, The American Prospect, 2/9/23

7 reasons why the capital gains tax is good for Washington state, Geekwire, 3/20/23

Six Ways Existing Economic Models Are Killing the Economy, The American Prospect, 4/5/23

Corporate Bullsh*t: Exposing the Lies and Half-Truths That Protect Profit, Power, and Wealth in America (with Joan Walsh and Donald Cohen), The New Press, 10/31/23

Bidenomics is Real Economics, Time, 12/8/2023


Is “Middle-Out” Biden’s New Deal? (with Eric Beinhocker), Democracy Journal, 3/8/22

Democrats Need to Fix Rural Economies—and Get the Credit for ItThe American Prospect, 3/24/22

America Gave Up on Overtime—and It’s Costing Workers $35,451 a YearTIME, 4/21/22

I Helped Coin the Phrase “Middle-Out Economics.” Biden Is Making It a RealityThe New Republic, 8/24/22

Forget trickle down, what the UK needs is middle-out economics, (with Eric Beinhocker), The Guardian, 9/25/22

Welcome to the Winning Middle-Out Era, Democracy Journal, 11/14/22


Please tax my capital-gains profits: Washington’s crises demand itThe Seattle Times, 3/1/21

‘Middle-Out’: More Than a Slogan (with Eric Beinhocker), Democracy Journal, 4/9/21

Wage suppression — not stagnation — is costing workers $10 an hour (with Larry Mishel), The Hill, 6/10/21

Biden’s Plan to Tax Rich People Like Me is the Best Way to Grow the EconomyThe New Republic, 10/4/21


Trickle-Downers Created the Homelessness Crisis. Now They Want You to Believe They Can ‘Solve’ It. The Nation, 2/20/20

Our Uniquely American VirusThe American Prospect, 4/14/20

Washington state must tax the rich, like me, not slash its budgetThe Seattle Times, 6/21/20

The Top 1% of Americans Have Taken $50 Trillion From the Bottom 90%—And That’s Made the U.S. Less Secure (with David Rolf), TIME, 9/14/20

How Much Has Inequality Cost Workers?Democracy Journal, 9/23/20


Progressive Labor Standards, Democracy Journal, Winter 2019

Howard Schultz: A Bad President Under Any Platform, Crooked, 2/7/19

Donald Trump and the Republicans Want You to Work for Free, The Daily Beast, 3/14/19

Bosses like me have had the power to force employees to work overtime for free. It’s time to remind Americans overtime pay is a fundamental right. Business Insider, 6/10/19

Democrats are the Party of Growth: A Sympathetic Zillionaire’s Advice to Democrats, Politico, 6/26/19

Want to grow the economy? Tax rich people like me., Business Insider, 7/18/19

Better Schools Won’t Fix America, The Atlantic, 7/19/19

Why are Seattle’s prominent nonprofits opposing a new overtime proposal?, Crosscut, 8/6/19

Democrats Need to Reclaim the Economy Narrative If They Want to Win in 2020Politico, 10/15/19


How to Beat Trump on Overtime Pay, Crooked, 4/5/18

That $4,000 raise Donald Trump and Paul Ryan promised you was a trickle-down lie, USA Today, 4/10/18

Kill stock buybacks to save the American economy, Biden Forum, 5/9/18

Want to Expand the Economy? Tax the Rich!, The American Prospect, 6/26/18

Democrats Must Reclaim the Center… by Moving Hard Left, Politico, 8/14/18

Opinion | This Labor Day, let’s get workers the overtime pay they deserve (with Senator Jim Ananich), Bridge Michigan, 8/30/18

‘Homo Economicus’ Must Die, Democracy Journal, 10/1/18

How to Destroy Neoliberalism: Kill ‘Homo Economicus’, Evonomics, 10/13/18

Dear Democrats: Don’t be corporate stooges too, The Hill, 11/7/18

Dear Nancy Pelosi and House Democrats: Why Are You Embracing Trickle-Down Economics?, The Daily Beast, 11/19/18


Portable Benefits for an Insecure Workforce (with David Rolf), American Prospect, 2/23/17

New Economics Says Prosperity Doesn’t Trickle Down. It Comes from the Middle-Out (with David Rolf), Evonomics, 3/10/17

Column: Fighting trickle-down economics in Seattle, PBS News Hour, 7/17/17

To My Fellow Plutocrats: You Can Cure Trumpism, Politico, 7/18/17

Enough with ‘thoughts and prayers’ – time to act (with Renee Hopkins), Seattle Times, 10/3/17

A Zillionaire’s Solution: Tax the Rich and Save the Economy, Politico, 10/11/17


Schedule workers as you would have them schedule you, The Seattle Times, 2/10/16

Complexity Economics Shows Us Why Laissez-Faire Economics Always Fails (with Eric Liu), Evonomics, 2/21/16

Reflections on the End of the GOP, Civic Skunk Works, 3/9/16

Traditional Economics Failed. Here’s a New Blueprint. (with Eric Liu), Evonomics, 3/20/16

Opinion: How the GOP scammed its voters… and created Trump, IDEAS.TED.COM, 3/31/16

Overtime Pay: A Lifeline for the Overworked American (with Robert Reich), The New York Times, 4/21/16

A report that analyzed every minimum-wage hike since 1938 should put a bunch of nonsense ideas to rest, Business Insider, 5/6/16

Confronting the Parasite Economy, The American Prospect, 5/16/16

A Threat, Not a Theory, Democracy Journal, Summer 2016

Why Radical Libertarians Are the New Communists (with Eric Liu), Evonomics, 6/21/16

Column: The claim that if wages go up, jobs will go down is not a theory – it’s a scam, PBS News Hour, 10/5/16


Stock Buybacks Are Killing the American Economy, The Atlantic, 2/8/15

Column: The biggest scam bankrupting business and the middle class, PBS News Hour, 3/10/15

Is trickle-down economics science or scam?, PBS News Hour, 6/1/15

Shared Security, Shared Growth (with David Rolf), Democracy Journal, Summer 2015

Uber Drivers: You Bet They’re Employees (with David Rolf), The Daily Beast, 6/22/15 (updated 4/14/17)

New York should raise the minimum wage to $15 an hour, CNBC, 8/12/15

Our Economy Needs More People Like Ahmed (with Zach Silk), Civic Skunk Works, 9/16/15

Nick Hanauer and Eric Beinhocker: Capitalism Redefined (with Eric Beinhocker), Evonomics, 9/30/15

Wal-Mart Is Its Own Worst Enemy, U.S. News, 11/25/15

Imagine America if Steve Jobs’ father was turned away because he was Syrian, The Seattle Times, 12/8/15


The Pitchforks Are Coming… For Us Plutocrats, Politico, July/August 2014 

Capitalism Redefined (with Eric Beinhocker), Democracy Journal, Winter 2014

How a $15 Minimum Wage Would Make Everyone Richer (with Eric Liu), The Stranger, 3/26/14

Why capitalism has nothing to do with supply and demand, PBS News Hour, 7/28/14

Redefining Capitalism (with Eric Beinhocker), McKinsey Quarterly, September 2014

A Wealthy Capitalist on Why Money Doesn’t Trickle Down, Yes Magazine, 9/9/14

Whatever Happened to Overtime?, Politico, 11/17/14

This is why the middle class can’t get ahead, PBS News Hour, 12/1/14

Give Americans the overtime pay they’ve earned, The Hill, 12/18/14


The True Origins of Prosperity (with Eric Liu), Democracy Journal, Summer 2013

The Capitalist’s Case for a $15 Minimum Wage, Bloomberg Opinion, 6/19/13

‘Middle-Out’ Economics: Why The Right’s Supply-Side Dogma Is Wrong (with Eric Liu), The Atlantic, 7/23/13

Guest: Seattle’s on the vanguard of movement to raise minimum wage (with David Rolf), The Seattle Times, 8/10/13


Rich Americans Aren’t the Real Job Creators, The Atlantic, 9/27/12


The “More What, Less How” Government (with Eric Liu), Democracy Journal, Winter 2011

The Gardens of Democracy (with Eric Liu), Sasquatch Books, 11/8/11


The Waterfront Parkway’s the best plan for replacing Seattle’s crumbling viaduct (with Dave Johnson and Eugene Wasserman), The Seattle Times, 11/16/08 


The True Patriot (with Eric Liu), Sasquatch Books, 12/18/07