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.

Unequal Lives

Unequal Lives

Eric Alterman

NEWS | ANALYSIS

Co-published with Dissent MagazineOne of the most pressing causes of economic inequality is spatial inequality. But to solve this big problem, you first have to understand it.

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

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

Alissa Quart

NEWS | ANALYSIS

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.

For Nonprofits Tackling Poverty, Collaboration Remains Important Hurdle

For Nonprofits Tackling Poverty, Collaboration Remains Important Hurdle

Kavitha Cardoza

MULTIMEDIA | NEWS

Co-published with WAMU | Washington, DC. Of all the efficiencies created in trying to end poverty for good, the Padua Project may have made its biggest dent simply by getting organizations with the same mission to work together. 

The Personal Approach to Lifting People Out of Poverty

The Personal Approach to Lifting People Out of Poverty

Kavitha Cardoza

MULTIMEDIA | NEWS

Co-published with WAMU | Washington, DC. If a nonprofit is going to end poverty, it has to take a deep personal interest in its clients. Caseworkers for the Padua Project do it by having client loads that are a fraction of similar social service agencies, but does it work?

Why Fight Poverty When You Can End It?

Why Fight Poverty When You Can End It?

Kavitha Cardoza

MULTIMEDIA | NEWS

Co-published with WAMU | Washington, DC. For five decades, tens of thousands of people have fought poverty. Trillions of dollars have been spent, but poverty is a stubborn enemy. We keep fighting it, but we never seem to win.

How Traditional Nonprofits Run Into Problems Trying To Tackle Poverty

How Traditional Nonprofits Run Into Problems Trying To Tackle Poverty

Kavitha Cardoza

MULTIMEDIA | NEWS

Co-published with WAMU | Washington, DC14,000 nonprofits target poverty in the D.C. region, yet poverty remains. Kavitha Cardoza reports on the Padua Project, a nonprofit in Fort Worth, Texas, that is taking a different approach.

The Next Stop for Detained Immigrant Families

The Next Stop for Detained Immigrant Families

Black Box

PHOTOGRAPHY | NEWS

Co-published with NarrativelyAfter they are released from the largest detention center in the country, immigrant families find a lifeline in a modest San Antonio home.

A New Platform for a More Equitable Society

A New Platform for a More Equitable Society

Alissa Quart

NEWS | ANALYSIS

Co-published with Fast CompanyThe Coopify app lets you order things like house cleaning or babysitting right from your phone. But the people providing the services come from worker-owned co-ops—not big tech companies. Photography by Alice Proujansky.

How Pregnancy Drug Laws Hurt Children

How Pregnancy Drug Laws Hurt Children

Maia Szalavitz

NEWS | ANALYSIS

Co-published with The Verge. Harsh pregnancy drug laws keep many women from seeking prenatal care, and that puts mother and baby at greater risk.

The Nation’s Largest Immigration Detention Center

The Nation’s Largest Immigration Detention Center

Black Box

PHOTOGRAPHY | NEWS

Co-published with The New York TimesWelcome to Dilley, Texas, the small town that's at the heart of the national immigration debate.

Dumping Ground and Refuge

Dumping Ground and Refuge

Evelyn Nieves

NEWS

Co-published with Salon. For those who know how to navigate L.A.’s Skid Row, it can provide community — but crackdowns have made life even harder.

When Doctors Took ‘Family Planning’ Into Their Own Hands

When Doctors Took ‘Family Planning’ Into Their Own Hands

Marcela Valdes

NEWS

Co-published with The New York Times Magazine. In 1975, 10 women filed a class-action lawsuit claiming that a Los Angeles medical center was systematically sterilizing Spanish-speaking mothers.

What $15 an Hour Looks Like

What $15 an Hour Looks Like

Gabriel Thompson

FEATURE | NEWS

Co-published with The Nation. Emeryville, California, recently passed the highest city-wide minimum wage in the country. Here’s how workers’ lives changed—and how they didn’t.