Author: Alissa Quart

Alissa Quart is the executive director of the Economic Hardship Reporting Project. She is the author of four nonfiction books, including Squeezed: Why Our Families Can’t Afford America (2018), as well as two books of poetry. Her latest project is the podcast series Going for Broke with Ray Suarez. Her next book, Bootstrapped: Liberating Ourselves from the American Dream, is forthcoming in 2022.

Co-published with Columbia Journalism ReviewThe Web allows us to question authority in new ways.

Co-published with The New York Review of BooksAmid the 1840s economic crisis, landlords tried to drive out tenants in default. The remarkable movement that rose to challenge …

Co-published with Inside Philanthropy. Here's how nonprofit foundations can help make philanthropy more of a collective process — and shake off some of the inequities that now …

Co-published with SlateFor reproductive-rights defenders, the mood and some of the faces in the Capitol attack were familiar.

Co-published with The New Republic. His “Up” series chronicled lives over five decades, and revealed profound changes in society.

Co-published with Ford FoundationDuring COVID-19, reporters have shown themselves to be worthy of the word “essential,” which is why we must support them in new and …

Co-published with the Washington Post. Centers are struggling to stay open, and infants are more expensive to care for.

Co-published with SlateSeniors have AARP. Mothers and fathers desperate for child care solutions need a movement just as powerful.

Co-published with The Guardian. Many of the workers risking their lives amid the pandemic are burdened with student debt. We owe them more than just applause.

Co-published with Columbia Journalism Review. We must keep documenting America, even as it fractures into a place that is less and less recognizable.

Co-published with The Chronicle of Philanthropy. Health professionals are donating their time, revealing what’s best about our country’s generous spirit and what’s worst about our ill-prepared …

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