Matthew Miller (journalist)
New York City, New York, U.S.
|Residence||Pacific Palisades, California|
Matthew Miller (born 1962) is an American journalist, and senior fellow at the Center for American Progress, a monthly columnist for Fortune, regular contributor to The New York Times Magazine and The Atlantic Monthly, and author of The Two Percent Solution. He is a graduate of Brown University (1983) and Columbia Law School (1986).
He also appears regularly on CNN and MSNBC. He previously served as a corporate consultant and as an advisor to the Office of Management and Budget in the Clinton administration. Miller is a senior advisor to global management consulting firm McKinsey & Company and to the firm's in-house economics think-tank McKinsey Global Institute.
Miller supports universal health insurance, increased education spending, school vouchers and other goals detailed in his book. He was also a supporter of the 2003 invasion of Iraq but later stated that he was wrong in supporting the war, stating, "If I'd known beforehand that Hussein did not possess weapons of mass destruction, I would not have supported the war."
He is moderator and co-host of the nationally syndicated public radio program Left, Right & Center, representing the center. He has been characterized as a leading radical centrist, and has written columns defining and supporting radical centrism.
Excerpt from The Two Percent Solution
From the prologue to The Two Percent Solution:
Suppose I told you that for just two cents on the national dollar we could have a country where everyone had health insurance, every full-time worker earned a living wage, every poor child had a great teacher in a fixed-up school, and politicians spent their time with average Americans because they no longer had to grovel to wealthy donors? Suppose I also said we'd largely be using 'conservative' means (like tax subsidies and vouchers) to reach these seemingly 'liberal' goals — and that when we were done, government would be smaller than it was when Ronald Reagan was president?
- Miller, Matthew (2003). The Two Percent Solution. New York: PublicAffairs. ISBN 1-58648-289-0.
- Miller, Matthew (2009). The Tyranny of Dead Ideas. New York: Henry Holt and Company. ISBN 0-8050-8787-7.
- Miller, Matt (2010-09-02). "My Iraq mistake". The Washington Post.
- Satin, Mark (2004). Radical Middle: The Politics We Need Now. Westview Press and Basic Books, p. 10. ISBN 978-0-8133-4190-3.
- Miller, Matt (24 June 2010). "A Case for 'Radical Centrism'". The Washington Post. Retrieved 23 February 2013.
- Miller, Matt (22 September 2011). "The Third-Party Stump Speech We Need" The Washington Post. Retrieved 23 February 2013.
- Matt Miller Official website
- Matt Miller biography at the Center for American Progress
- KCRW's Left Right & Center
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