Barbara Ehrenreich is the founder of the Economic Hardship Reporting Project, and the author of the seminal Nickel and Dimed: On (Not) Getting by in America.
Co-published with The American Prospect. Linda Tirado, partially blinded by a rubber bullet in Minneapolis protests, remains an important voice against social and economic injustice in America.
Co-published with The New York Times. The shutdown is painful, but it is also an opportunity for labor to take a stand.
Co-published with The New York Review of Books. Is the #MeToo “moment” the beginning of a new feminism?
Co-published with Lenny Letter. Are annual pelvic examinations necessary?
Co-published with The Guardian. It’s time to highlight a hidden truth: restricting abortion means more maternal deaths.
Co-published with The Baffler. How Silicon Valley commodified and sold you "mindfulness".
Co-published with Fusion. The Ft. Wayne Workers’ Project is uniting working class Americans of all beliefs, ethnicities and backgrounds.
Co-published with The New York Times. The poor don't need to feel more "gratitude"—they need decent pay and better working conditions.
Co-published with TomDispatch and the Los Angeles Times. As the lifespans of the wealthy increase, working-class white people are dying younger and younger. Are anger and racism to blame?
Co-published with The Guardian. There’s something wrong with the fact that affluent people can afford to write about minimum-wage jobs while the people who actually work them can't.
Co-published with TIME. The housekeeper’s job is to clean, change sheets, restock amenities and exit the room without leaving any personal traces behind. They are paid to be invisible and usually are.
Co-published with The Atlantic. Minimum-wage jobs are physically demanding, have unpredictable schedules, and pay so meagerly that workers can't save up enough to move on.