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Author: Barbara Ehrenreich

Barbara Ehrenreich (1941-2022) was a bestselling author and activist, whose 21 books include Fear of Falling, Bright-Sided, the recent essay collection Had I Known, and Nickel and Dimed, which the New York Times described as “a classic in social justice literature.” In 2012, she founded the Economic Hardship Reporting Project, a media non-profit devoted to reporting on inequality, which she sometimes described as her “third act.” An award-winning journalist, she frequently contributed to Harper's, The Nation, The New York Times, and TIME magazine. Ehrenreich was born in Butte, Montana, when it was still a bustling mining town. She studied physics at Reed College and earned a Ph.D. in cell biology from Rockefeller University. Rather than going into laboratory work, she got involved in the women’s and labor rights’ movements, and soon devoted herself to writing her ground-breaking and often quite humorous journalism and cultural criticism.

Co-published with The American ProspectLinda 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 LetterAre 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 GuardianThere’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.

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