Stories by Siddhartha Mahanta

Siddhartha Mahanta writes about systemic fragility and our food system at the New America Foundation. His work has also appeared in Mother Jones, the New Republic, and other publications. subscribe to Siddhartha Mahanta's feed

Posted on: Feb 24, 2014, Source: Washington Monthly

The NCBA holds the U.S. beef industry hostage, pocketing nearly 99 percent of all beef tax dollars — blocking independent ranchers and food origin labeling.

Posted on: Dec 24, 2012, Source: American Independent News Network

Arthur Laffer, author of the discredited trickle-down economics of the Reagan administration, is back with a vengeance, selling his snake oil to state legislatures across the nation.

Posted on: May 18, 2012, Source: American Independent News Network

Will CCA seal a deal to build a civil detention facility in Crete, Ill., before the legislature votes to bar it?

Posted on: Nov 21, 2011, Source: Mother Jones

A privately funded effort seeks to nominate an independent presidential candidate using Internet voting.