Quality Journalism About Inequality
Co-published with ELLE. How can one address hold so much history—and so much tragedy?
Co-published with The New York Review of Books. How one mother became a writer while feeding herself and two young children on food stamps.
Co-published with VICE. People across America are pitched what seems like a win-win: make your house more climate-friendly for little or no money down. Advocates say it's a nightmare.
Co-published with The Guardian. Americans are exposed to one of the most damaging sources of stress: uncertainty. The assault on our fundamental sense of security can make us sick.
"The impoverishment of journalists impoverishes journalism."
-Barbara Ehrenreich, Founder
On The Ground
Co-published with The New York Review of Books. Lauren Greenfield’s work provides a shocking, rigorous, and needed visual language for society’s worst excesses.
Co-published with The Guardian. Inequality predicts homicide rates ‘better than any other variable’, says an expert – and it is linked to a highly developed concern for one’s own status.
Co-published with Pacific Standard. The Trump administration has quietly removed CCAMPIS, a childcare subsidy for student parents attending college, from its 2018 budget.
Co-published with The Guardian. In a tiny south-eastern Ohio town in the Appalachian foothills, the Hazel Ginsburg Well is holding waste from out-of-state fracking operations – a sludge of toxic chemicals and undrinkable water.
Co-published with The Guardian. Local journalism is doing great work across the country while fighting cutbacks and tight budgets. But we need people to stop expecting news to be free.