Democracy Now! Interviews EHRP’s Alissa Quart
On March 29, 2023, EHRP executive director Alissa Quart spoke with Democracy Now's Amy Goodman about her new book, Bootstrapped: Liberating Ourselves from the American Dream, which examines myths about …
WAMC Interviews EHRP’s Alissa Quart
On March 28, 2023, EHRP executive director Alissa Quart discussed her new book “Bootstrapped” on WAMC's The Roundtable, an award-winning, nationally recognized talk program. Listen to the full interview on the …
Utah Renter Says She Was Forced to Pay a Legal Bill to Get Federal Rent Assistance
Co-published with The Salt Lake Tribune. Utah says checks from the Emergency Rental Assistance fund are better off going to landlords rather than renters directly.
Medical Residents Nationwide Are Unionizing. What Does That Mean for the Future of Healthcare?
Co-published with Grid. Young physicians in training are being squeezed by labor shortages, inflation and long hours.
Little House of Propaganda: Homesteading Myths and the Sentimentality of Self-Reliance
Co-published with Literary Hub. Alissa Quart on the bootstrap narratives of Laura Ingalls Wilder.
Every Child Has the Right to a Free School Meal
Co-published with Jacobin. When schools offer universal free meals, hungry kids eat. They also have better academic performance, behavior, attendance, and psychosocial functioning.
From Meager Pay to Malnutrition, School Cafeterias Are in Crisis
Co-published with Jacobin. School meal programs across the US are in disarray due to major staffing shortages and exploitative business practices, and kids are shouldering the burden.
MSNBC Interviews EHRP’s Alissa Quart
EHRP executive director Alissa Quart discusses themes from her new book 'Bootstrapped,' which looks at how the American notion of pulling oneself up by their bootstraps creates harm.
Nonprofit Quarterly Interviews EHRP’s Alissa Quart
Alissa Quart, director of the Economic Hardship Reporting Project (EHRP), recently authored a book called Bootstrapped: Liberating Ourselves from the American Dream. Earlier this year, I had to chance to talk with Quart …
How the Horatio Alger Lie Helped Shape the Myth of American Upward Mobility
Co-published with Rolling Stone. An exclusive excerpt from the new book Bootstrapped explodes the fantasy at the heart of the American dream.
What Is Neoliberalism? An Economic and Political System Devoted to the Free Market
Co-published with Teen Vogue. It’s a hard term to pin down because it shapes our lives in so many ways.
How Ditching America’s ‘Bootstraps’ Myth Can Open Up Politics
Co-published with The Washington Post. Politicians are beginning to more regularly challenge the "bootstraps" model.