During the 2015-2016 Presidential primary season, he served as a spokesperson for the Bernie Sanders campaign and his soon to be released book A Republic of Owners, focuses on programs and policies that are aimed at increasing the share of average Americans’ incomes deriving from business capital rather than labor. Robert has dedicated much of his life’s work towards advocating for, and actively creating greater equality in America and the elimination of the current divide between the average American and the 1%.
A Fellow of the Century Foundation and regular commissioned author for the New America Foundation, Hockett also does regular consulting work for the Federal Reserve Bank of New York, the International Monetary Fund, Americans for Financial Reform, the ‘Occupy’ Cooperative, and a number of federal and state legislators and local governments.
Prior to doing his doctoral work and entering academe, he worked for the International Monetary Fund and clerked for the Honorable Deanell Reece Tacha, Chief Judge of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Tenth Circuit.
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