Storm of Shame: How Hurricane Relief Sorts People into Deserving and Undeserving Poor

Storm of Shame: How Hurricane Relief Sorts People into Deserving and Undeserving Poor

Maria Foscarinis

NEWS

Co-published with TalkPoverty.orgHurricanes Irma and Harvey reveal the brutal treatment of previously homeless victims.

New York’s Housecleaners Become Collateral Damage in Airbnb Crackdown

New York’s Housecleaners Become Collateral Damage in Airbnb Crackdown

Abby Ellin

NEWS | ANALYSIS

Co-published with Fortune. As New York City limits Airbnb rentals, the cottage industries that serviced them has been hit particularly hard.

Medicaid Was the Only Insurance That Tried to Save My Daughter

Medicaid Was the Only Insurance That Tried to Save My Daughter

Micaela Walker

NEWS | ANALYSIS

Co-published with TIME. Opponents of the current Medicaid program may look at the dollars only and not the human beings behind them. 

The Feds Are About to Stick It to Pain Patients in a Big Way

The Feds Are About to Stick It to Pain Patients in a Big Way

Maia Szalavitz

NEWS | ANALYSIS

Co-published with VICE. Doctors are already getting spooked out of prescribing painkillers, and new rules could make life in some of America's struggling communities even worse.

 

 

America is a Home for the World's Most Talented, A Travel Ban Risks Losing Them

America is a Home for the World's Most Talented, A Travel Ban Risks Losing Them

Roya Hakakian

NEWS | ANALYSIS

Co-published with The GuardianBy opening its doors to disillusioned Iranians such as artist Shahrzad Changalvaee, the US has welcomed some of its greatest minds. But what now?

Fighting Trumpism in GOP Country

Fighting Trumpism in GOP Country

Sarah Jaffe

NEWS

Co-Published with The Nation. The Workers’ Project in Indiana has been uniting undocumented immigrants with white union workers since long before Trump hit the campaign trail.

Ex-Occupier Is Bringing Revolution to Small-Town Oregon

Ex-Occupier Is Bringing Revolution to Small-Town Oregon

Donnell Alexander

NEWS | ANALYSIS

Co-published with Fusion. This is revolutionary: Trying to take control of a city council in a small town and then give the power to people.

How One Wealthy School Fights Inequality

How One Wealthy School Fights Inequality

Bliss Broyard

NEWS | ANALYSIS

Co-published with TIME. Public schools in wealthy Manhattan neighborhoods are pitching in so that low-income students can have the same level of resources as they do.

The Invisible Race and Class Barriers of Hamden

The Invisible Race and Class Barriers of Hamden

Carla Murphy

NEWS | ANALYSIS

Co-published with Fusion. Two years ago, this town razed a fence that segregated a housing project from a suburb. Did it change anything?

A Better Alternative to For-Profit College

A Better Alternative to For-Profit College

Alissa Quart

NEWS | ANALYSIS

Co-published with TIME. The U.S. should focus on training programs for students, not profits.

What the American Working Class Really Looks Like

What the American Working Class Really Looks Like

Barbara Ehrenreich

NEWS | PHOTOGRAPHY

Co-published with Fusion. Photography by Alyssa Schukar. The Ft. Wayne Workers’ Project is uniting working class Americans of all beliefs, ethnicities and backgrounds.

The Hidden Poverty in Marijuana's Black Market

The Hidden Poverty in Marijuana's Black Market

Piper McDaniel and Talia Herman

NEWS | PHOTOGRAPHY

Co-published with Huffington Post with additional support from Capital & Main. Photography by Talia Herman. As the timber industry collapsed, one Northern California town turned to marijuana.

Teachers Are Working for Uber Just to Keep a Foothold in the Middle Class

Teachers Are Working for Uber Just to Keep a Foothold in the Middle Class

Alissa Quart

NEWS | FEATURE

Co-published with The Nation. For the ride-share company, teacher/drivers are both a marketing coup and an exploitable labor force.

What Happens When LGBT People Are Priced Out of the Neighborhood?

What Happens When LGBT People Are Priced Out of the Neighborhood?

Katherine Stewart

NEWS | ANALYSIS

Co-published with The AdvocateThe LGBT men and women who helped establish the modern identities of cities like San Francisco and Philadelphia are getting pushed out.

Inequality Has Gotten So Bad That We’re Offshoring Our Grandparents

Inequality Has Gotten So Bad That We’re Offshoring Our Grandparents

Katherine Stewart

FEATURES | NEWS

Co-published with The Nation. Americans can’t afford to retire in the United States, so many are moving south of the border, trading one form of inequity for another.

The Childcare Gap is Widening

The Childcare Gap is Widening

Alissa Quart

NEWS | ANALYSIS

Co-published with TIME with additional support from Capital & Main. Middle class and rural parents are on the receiving end of an emerging type of system that could be called daycare inequality.

 

Why It's So Hard to Regulate Payday Lenders

Why It's So Hard to Regulate Payday Lenders

Astra Taylor

NEWS | ANALYSIS

Co-published with The New YorkerGeorgia has long struggled to rein in payday lenders, but even ambitious regulations can’t always stop the predatory practice.

Want Police Reform? Charge Rich People More for Speeding Tickets

Want Police Reform? Charge Rich People More for Speeding Tickets

Astra Taylor

NEWS | ANALYSIS

Co-published with The GuardianMunicipal coffers are being filled by fining those who can least afford it. If fees were tied to wealth, that calculus would shift.

Zen and the Art of Uber Driving

Zen and the Art of Uber Driving

John Koopman

NEWS | ESSAY

Co-published with Fast Company's Co.Exist with additional support from Capital & Main. I used to write for a newspaper. Now I'm an Uber driver: "Thanks to Uber, I am not poor. I am just ... nobody."

The Ballad of Harlan County

The Ballad of Harlan County

Elyssa East

FEATURE | NEWS

Co-published with Oxford American. Elyssa East grapples with the dichotomous legacies left by her family in Kentucky's coal country.