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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."

Only the Rich Can Write About Poverty

Only the Rich Can Write About Poverty

Barbara Ehrenreich

ANALYSIS

Co-published with The GuardianThere’s something wrong with the fact that affluent people can afford to write about minimum-wage jobs while the people who actually work them can't.

What Is Amazon Really Delivering?

What Is Amazon Really Delivering?

Jessica Bruder

NEWS | ANALYSIS

Co-published with Reuters. The company recently announced 6,000 new full-time openings at 19 of its distribution centers. Eager applicants are lining up to join the ranks of the "Amazombies." But are these jobs worth it?

The Rise of Extreme Daycare

The Rise of Extreme Daycare

Alissa Quart

FEATURE | PHOTOGRAPHY

Co-published with Pacific Standard. Photography by Alice Proujansky supported by EHRP. More Americans are working late-night and early-morning hours. Who's looking after their kids?

Tip Till It Hurts

Tip Till It Hurts

Barbara Ehrenreich

NEWS | ANALYSIS

Co-published with TIME. The housekeeper’s job is to clean, change sheets, restock amenities and exit the room without leaving any personal traces behind. They are paid to be invisible and usually are.

My Life as a Retail Worker

My Life as a Retail Worker

Joseph Williams

FEATURE | ANALYSIS

Co-published with The Atlantic. After veteran reporter Joseph Williams lost his job, he found employment in a sporting-goods store. In a personal essay, he recalls his struggles with challenges millions of Americans return to day after day.

It's Women's War on Poverty

It's Women's War on Poverty

Barbara Ehrenreich

FEATURE

Co-published with Creative Time ReportsWhile women’s responsibilities have grown both inside and outside of the house, their pay has not.

Crushed by the Cost of Child Care

Crushed by the Cost of Child Care

Alice Proujansky

NEWS | ANALYSIS | PHOTOGRAPHY

Co-published with The New York Times. Increasingly, even middle- and upper-class parents are finding that day care is nearly impossible to afford.