ORG New America Foundation Title Director, Public Assets Program BIO As Director of New America's Public Assets Program, Michael Calabrese oversees the organization's efforts to improve our nation's management of publicly-owned assets - such as the electromagnetic spectrum - and to broaden capital ownership among all Americans. Previously, Mr. Calabrese served as director of domestic policy programs at the Center for National Policy, as General Counsel of the Congressional Joint Economic Committee, and as pension and employee benefits counsel at the national AFL-CIO. He is currently completing a book that advocates universal asset-building accounts to expand pension coverage and human capital investment among lower-income workers. Mr. Calabrese is an attorney and graduate of both Stanford's Business and Law Schools. He has published widely, including opinion articles in The Wall Street Journal, The New York Times, and The Washington Post. He has co-authored three previous books, as well as several recent studies on the impacts of information technology growth on U.S. job quality, and on trends in the provision of employer-paid pension and health care benefits. Mr. Calabrese is also a frequent public speaker on issues related to fiscal policy, retirement security, health coverage and labor markets.