Michael Linden

Michael Linden is the executive director of the Groundwork Collaborative and a fellow at the Roosevelt Institute.

Linden was the inaugural managing director of policy and research at the Hub Project. Prior to joining the Hub Project, he was a senior policy adviser to Senator Patty Murray on the Budget Committee and then on the Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions Committee. Before serving on Senator Murray’s team, Linden was the managing director for economic policy at the Center for American Progress.

Michael earned his master’s degree in public policy from the Goldman School of Public Policy at the University of California, Berkeley, and his bachelor’s from Brown University. He lives in Washington, DC, with his wife and three children.

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The federal tax code is one of the most powerful tools of economic policymaking, housing critical rules that govern our economy. As such, it is also home to a set of hidden racial rules that, through intention or neglect, provide opportunities to some communities and create barriers for others. The Tax Cuts and Jobs Act,

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