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Nancy Cook

Economic & Domestic Policy Correspondent

ncook@nationaljournal.com

Nancy Cook covers economic and domestic policy for National Journal and also serves as the lead writer for Next Economy, a joint project of the National Journal and The Atlantic. Prior to this, she covered economic and fiscal policy for National Journal for more than two years, leading the policy coverage of all of D.C.'s major budget battles. She's also worked as a senior editor at Fast Company and a staff writer at Newsweek, based in New York.

She frequently makes television appearances to discuss her reporting, including spots on CNN, MSNBC, PBS's NewsHour, C-SPAN, and various national radio programs. She moderates panels and policy briefings for Atlantic Media and has taught graduate-level courses in journalism at Georgetown University and the Columbia Graduate School of Journalism, her alma mater. She holds a B.A. in English from Carleton College and lives in the district with her husband, a political journalist.

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The original conception of the "sharing economy" persists in small institutions that leave capitalism behind.

Lincoln Chafee: The Other Other Guy

What happened to Lincoln Chafee's campaign?

Share and Share Alas

It's fun and flexible to freelance for places like Uber—but workers beware.

Contractor Versus Employee

Not every company in the sharing economy treats its workers as Uber-ish freelancers.

Freelancers, Unite!

Trying to weave a social safety net for the fast-growing millions of workers who go it alone.

Scared of Aging? Read This.

A few enterprising souls have found smart, innovative ways to make it easier to age in America.

How to Retire … Slowly

In Wisconsin, a health care employer shows that the choice between working and not working needn't be all or nothing.

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