Income Inequality

Hysterical surrealism? A pop culture for our age of economic insecurity

Hysterical surrealism? A pop culture for our age of economic insecurity

Alissa Quart

ANALYSIS

Co-published with The Guardian. Income inequality has spawned a new subgenre of art – less dystopian than manic and absurd.

Sexual Harassment Doesn't Just Happen to Actors or Journalists. Talk to a Waitress

Sexual Harassment Doesn't Just Happen to Actors or Journalists. Talk to a Waitress

Alissa Quart and Barbara Ehrenreich

WORKERS

Co-published with The GuardianThere are far too many think pieces about high-level actresses and far too few about the staff at your local diner.

What's the Common Denominator Among Sexual Harassers? Too Often, It's Money

What's the Common Denominator Among Sexual Harassers? Too Often, It's Money

Alissa Quart

ESSAYS

Co-published with The GuardianThe greater the imbalance of income and power, the more opportunity there is to take advantage. As a result, many women feel trapped by their abusers.

Meet the New Class Traitors Who are Coming Out as Rich

Meet the New Class Traitors Who are Coming Out as Rich

Alissa Quart

FEATURES

Co-published with the GuardianFor many, talking about money, especially their own, is a social taboo. But now wealthy progressives are opening up about a system that is skewed in their favor

Why Do We Think Poor People are Poor Because of Their Own Bad Choices?

Why Do We Think Poor People are Poor Because of Their Own Bad Choices?

Maia Szalavitz

FEATURES

Co-published with The GuardianIf an unexpected medical emergency bankrupts you, you view yourself as a victim of bad fortune – while seeing other bankruptcy court clients as spendthrifts. Why?

When Your Used Car Makes You a Target for Cops

When Your Used Car Makes You a Target for Cops

David Dayen

NEWS | FEATURES

Co-published with VICE. Buying a car and actually owning it in the eyes of the law are not the same thing. Some Americans are finding that out the hard way.