Co-published with the Guardian. For 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
Co-published with the Guardian. Emotional, physical or sexual abuse can lie at root of weight problems in later life and, unless targeted, taxes on food types will be cruel to those who self-medicate
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.
Co-published with The Guardian. Shows like Ozark, Billions and Empire are a new kind of aspirational television, about a 1% that lives with impunity.
Co-published with The Guardian. Poverty, police abuse, record prison rates and education cuts that mean a four-day school week. Why are public services failing Oklahomans?
Co-published with The Guardian. Researchers are exploring how community, connection and trust could help protect society’s most vulnerable.
Co-published with The Guardian. Instead of working to give robots personhood status, we should concentrate on protecting human workers – and decelerate the push to automate jobs.
Co-published with Quartz. My odyssey from the middle class to Ace Check Cashing, speaking with a teller through a window of three-inch-thick bulletproof-glass, was simultaneously surreal and jarring.
Co-published with Bright. The political divide between these conservative kids and their immigrant friends disappears through frank conversation and a shared love of literature.
Co-published with The Guardian. If an unexpected medical emergency bankrupts you, you view yourself as a victim of bad fortune – while seeing other bankruptcy court clients as spendthrifts. Why?
Co-published with The Guardian. You won’t get very far as a poor woman without believing you are equal to men – and if someone embodies this thought, it is Dolly Parton.
Co-published with The Guardian. The big city ‘elites’ drink almond milk, eat organic food – and they’re emblematic of a deep cultural divide experienced by the voters who feel left behind.
Co-published with The Nation. The number of women serving life sentences is growing more quickly than that of men. Read the stories of women who were sentenced to life in prison without parole when they were teenagers.
Co-published with The Guardian. Banking on a coveted demographic that is increasingly in the bluest cities, brands are ‘trying to make their toilet paper save the world’.
Co-published with The Guardian. Rise 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.
Co-published with The Guardian. Don’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.
Co-published with The Nation. Trump’s tax break was not enough. Truly addressing the plight of the American working class means confronting the problems of global capitalism.
Co-published with The Nation. For the ride-share company, teacher/drivers are both a marketing coup and an exploitable labor force.
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.