Gary Rivlin is the author of five books, including Broke, USA: From Pawnshops to Poverty, Inc.—How the Working Poor Became Big Business. He has worked as a staff reporter for The New York Times, the Chicago Reader; and the East Bay Express.
The Corner Store After Katrina
Co-published with The Nib. Illustration by Jackie Roche. A comic about a Lower Ninth resident who invests everything he’s got back into his community.
Co-published with The Atavist, excerpted on Mother Jones. Tony Davis was 18 when he took another boy's life in a drive-by shooting. Now he's …
America’s Poverty Tax
Co-published with The Daily Beast. While America’s jobs and economy remain flat, it’s getting more expensive to be poor, with everyone from payday lenders to subprime credit …