Author: Astra Taylor

Astra Taylor is the author of Democracy May Not Exist, but We’ll Miss It When It’s Gone, an organizer with the Debt Collective, and a Puffin Foundation/Economic Hardship Reporting Project fellow.

Co-published with The ProgressiveIn order to determine what a progressive agenda to repair and revitalize democracy should be, we need to understand what has gone awry.

Co-published with The New Yorker. As citizens of a democracy, we need to hear one another. Why can’t we?

Co-published with Teen Vogue. Former occupiers are working to transform the system from inside and out.

Co-published with The New York Times. Our democracy today is dominated by the old, and young people are getting a bad deal.

Co-published with The Guardian. Healthcare is a human right and medical debt is a moral abomination. That’s why we raised money to eradicate it.

Co-published with The New YorkerGeorgia has long struggled to rein in payday lenders, but even ambitious regulations can’t always stop the predatory practice.

Co-published with The GuardianMunicipal coffers are being filled by fining those who can least afford it. If fees were tied to wealth, that calculus would shift.

Co-published with The NationUniversities are becoming billion-dollar hedge funds, but students are beginning to fight back.

Co-published with The Intercept. If we want to fight surveillance, we need a new way to understand privacy and pleasure.

Co-published with Vogue. Student debt in the US has become a national crisis. But there's only one way to eliminate it for good.

Co-published with The New Yorker. A project in Oakland hopes to do something remarkable: build a co-op agricultural network owned and run by the formerly incarcerated.

Co-published with Fusion. Anna Stubblefield was convicted of raping her disabled student. I have a problem with that.

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