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Nick Romeo

Nick Romeo is a journalist and author. His recent book, The Alternative: How to Build a Just Economy (January 2024 from PublicAffairs and Basic Books), uses extensive original reporting to provide a road map for a sustainable and fair twenty-first-century economy. The Guardian praised the book as “an enlightening, inspiring read,” and the Washington Post called it “a brisk and sensible book that details bold and ingenious proposals in measured tones.” Nick has spent years covering policy and ideas for The New Yorker magazine, where he has explored the neuropsychologist Nicholas Humphrey’s novel theory of consciousness, reported on the world’s largest worker-owned cooperative in Mondragon, Spain, and examined a job guarantee experiment outside of Vienna, Austria. Nick has also contributed front page breaking news stories, profiles, and essays to The Washington Post, The New York Times, Scientific American, The Atlantic, Rolling Stone, The New Republic, and many other venues. He teaches in the Graduate School of Journalism at UC Berkeley. 

New Release

The Alternative: How to Build a Just Economy (Jan 16, 2024)

Based on years of reporting for the New Yorker magazine, The Alternative was published simultaneously by Basic Books in the UK and PublicAffairs in the U.S. on January 16th, 2024. Order here.



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