Changing the Story of Inequality
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On The Ground
Co-published with The Guardian and Mountain Outlaw Magazine. Elliott D. Woods spent time in Phillips County in northern Montana, where public land is a source of life to which ranchers are intimately connected. If the plan to transfer lands to the states succeeds, it will mean a radical restructuring of the economy and the culture of the West.
Co-published with The Guardian. The national media failed to cover large swathes of the US pre-election, while rural voices have been quieted by the decimation of local news. Our On The Ground project aims to remedy these issues.
Co-published with The Guardian. You won’t get very far as a poor woman without believing you are equal to men – and if someone embodies this thought, it is Dolly Parton.
Co-published with Oxford American. The third installment in a series of four posts, featuring films produced in collaboration between the youth filmmakers of the 2016 Summer Documentary Institute at Appalshop’s Appalachian Media Institute and filmmaker Jordan Freeman.
Co-published with The Guardian. Ranchers in the west have been struggling for decades. Now a new threat looms: public land might be taken away from them
Co-published with Oxford American. The films and filmmakers of the Summer Documentary Institute at Appalshop’s Appalachian Media Institute.
Co-published with The Guardian. Instead of working to give robots personhood status, we should concentrate on protecting human workers – and decelerate the push to automate jobs.
Co-published with The Nation. For a few weeks in Portland, I got a glimpse of what real solidarity looks like.
Co-published with Quartz. My odyssey from the middle class to Ace Check Cashing, speaking with a teller through a window of three-inch-thick bulletproof-glass, was simultaneously surreal and jarring.
Co-published with WNYC Studios. How can we improve neighborhoods and at the same time, keep the same neighbors?
Co-published with The Guardian. Wealth and class are difficult topics to discuss – but as children grapple with inequality, it’s our job to address it.
Co-published with The Nation. When governments provide benefits and services that allow its citizens to thrive, everyone wins.
Co-published with Bright. The political divide between these conservative kids and their immigrant friends disappears through frank conversation and a shared love of literature.
Co-published with Bill Moyers. Home to some 20 million people — 6 percent of Americans — they are the nation’s largest source of unsubsidized affordable housing, offering a shot at the American dream to people who can’t afford a traditional home.
Co-published with WNYC Studios. How New York landlords use "predatory equity" to push out rent stabilized tenants.
Co-published with The Guardian. If an unexpected medical emergency bankrupts you, you view yourself as a victim of bad fortune – while seeing other bankruptcy court clients as spendthrifts. Why?