Maureen Tkacik

Maureen “Moe” Tkacik is a Senior Fellow at the American Economic Liberties Project. A former journalist, Tkacik has worked for the Wall Street Journal, Time, the Philadelphia Daily News, Philadelphia Magazine, Talking Points Memo and Gawker. She has written about business and economics for the New Republic, the Baffler, Bloomberg BusinessWeek and Reuters.

In 2007, Moe co-founded the website Jezebel with Anna Holmes. She contributed chapters to the collections Bad News: How The Business Press Missed the Story of a Century (2011) and False Choices: The Faux Feminism of Hillary Rodham Clinton (2016). She is a proud dropout of the University of Pennsylvania, whose tuition she found incompatible with her chosen profession.

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Latest Publications

Washington Post: Restaurants are barely surviving. Delivery apps will kill them.

COVID-19 EconomyState and Local PolicyTech

May 29, 2020 - Economic Liberties’ Senior Fellow Maureen Tkacik published took on GrubHub, UberEats, DoorDash and Postmates in the Washington Post, explaining how their use of anticompetitive and unfair practices harms consumers, workers and restaurants.

Rescue Mission: Bailing Out Boeing and Rebuilding it to Thrive

COVID-19 EconomyGovernment Contracting

March 23, 2020 - Economic Liberties released the first Working Paper in a series on corporate power titled "Rescue Mission: Bailing Out Boeing and Rebuilding it to Thrive." The paper explains how Boeing's financial practices and shareholder focus have decimated the company, and outlines seven conditions for a Boeing bailout.