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Our New TV Antiheroes Don’t Want to Fall Out of the Middle Class

Our New TV Antiheroes Don’t Want to Fall Out of the Middle Class

Alissa Quart 

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Co-published with The GuardianShows like Ozark, Billions and Empire are a new kind of aspirational television, about a 1% that lives with impunity.

Faking 'Wokeness': How Advertising Targets Millennial Liberals for Profit

Faking 'Wokeness': How Advertising Targets Millennial Liberals for Profit

Alissa Quart

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Co-published with The GuardianBanking on a coveted demographic that is increasingly in the bluest cities, brands are ‘trying to make their toilet paper save the world’.

Air Rage: Why Does Flying Make Us so Angry? Science Says it's About Class

Air Rage: Why Does Flying Make Us so Angry? Science Says it's About Class

Maia Szalavitz

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Co-published with The GuardianRise in acts of plane-related violence shed light on something bigger: modern air travel is a perfect example of a situation in which human status is highly visible. 

Outclassed: how your neighbor’s income might affect your happiness

Outclassed: how your neighbor’s income might affect your happiness

Alissa Quart

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Co-published with The GuardianDon’t scoff: psychological and social science research supports that living amid the wealthy even when you are upper middle class is bad for your mental health.

Behind Bars, Beyond Means: the Crushing Expense of Loving Someone in Prison

Behind Bars, Beyond Means: the Crushing Expense of Loving Someone in Prison

Lisa Riordan Seville & Zara Katz

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Co-published with The GuardianWhen Kristal Bush’s mother nearly went broke from the expense of visiting her son in prison, Kristal saw an opportunity to connect Philadelphia families to loved ones locked up hours away – and Bridging the Gap was born

'Middle Class' Used to Denote Comfort and Security. Not Anymore

'Middle Class' Used to Denote Comfort and Security. Not Anymore

Alissa Quart

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Co-published with The Guardian with additional support from Capital & Main. The apps and robots celebrated by Silicon Valley wunderkinds are helping to make previously white-collar lives ever more precarious.