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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 Review. As a new recession looms, our industry would do well to at least start to correct its legacy biases around coverage of …

Co-published with The Washington Post. Some pregnancies and births are difficult enough to give mothers PTSD. When a pregnancy is unwanted, the physical and psychological strains will …

Co-published with Columbia Journalism Review. The piece also addresses our forthcoming initiative Working Sources, an online archive of experts that go beyond the typical think tank usual …

Co-published with The Washington Post. It’s usually not a glitch when qualified applicants have a hard time accessing aid they need. That’s how the system was designed.

Co-published with Literary Hub. Rodrigo Toscano's poetry engages with the world of work, including its impasses and oppressions.

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.

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