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Tom Streithorst

Freelance Journalist
Covers:  War, Economics, American Foreign Policy, Basic Income

Obstinate ignorance is usually a manifestation of underlying political motives. — Michal Kalecki

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Based in London, Tom Streithorst writes about finance, economics, politics, international relations and art. He has directed documentaries in war zones, produced award winning commercials, and covered news stories on five continents.

He was born in Beirut and grew up in Latin America, Europe,...

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RT @mattyglesias: Obviously if Obama were credibly accused of paying six figures of hush money to a porn star conservatives would say it’s…
RT @ClintSmithIII: Obama pounded fists with his wife & it almost derailed his entire presidential campaign. Can you imagine what would have…
RT @BV: This is Adam Minter, columnist for Bloomberg View. For the next hour I'm tweeting images and thoughts from my visit…
@Paristoute Sometimes it is, often it isn't. The prejudice that privatization makes things better has been disproved over and over again but many conservatives still reflexively dis government and idolize the private sector.
The sad legacy of Reagan/Thatcher is that conventional wisdom says the private sector is more efficient/cheaper/better than govt. It isn’t. 
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What was your first job as a journalist?

Chief Cameraman/Editor for WDAM in Hattiesburg, Mississippi.

Who do you wish followed you?

Brad DeLong. And Larry Summers. And Martin Wolf.

What story are you most proud of writing or working on?

I interviewed Hassan Nasrallah, the head of Hezbollah, in his South Beirut lair in 2000. Also Post Scarcity Economics in the LA Review.