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Chris Hughes

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A headshot of Chris Hughes

Chris Hughes is co-chair of the Economic Security Project, a nonprofit working to make the modern economy more dynamic and fair by reinvigorating anti-monopoly policy and creating a guaranteed income for all Americans. He has helped lead the growing movement to rein in the power of Big Tech and other large corporations. He has also worked to reimagine the tax code to create a monthly base income and lobbied for a wealth tax on the richest Americans. Hughes is a senior adviser at the Roosevelt Institute, a member of the Council on Foreign Relations, and the author of Fair Shot: Rethinking Inequality and How We Earn (St. Martin’s Press, 2018). Before he began working on economic issues, Hughes co-founded Facebook as a student at Harvard University and later led Barack Obama’s digital organizing campaign for president. He was the owner and publisher of the New Republic (2012-16), a trustee of the Knight Foundation (2011-18), and he graduated from Harvard magna cum laude with a degree in history and literature.

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