Barbara Ehrenreich is the author, most recently, of Bright-sided: How the Relentless Promotion of Positive Thinking Has Undermined America.
I hope we might meet as rebels together—not against one another, but against a social order that condemns so many of us to meaningless or degrading work in return for a glimpse of commodified pleasures.
How government and corporations use the poor as piggy banks.
Feedback on the April 2 Occupy USA issue and Barbara Ehrenreich’s “Rediscovering Poverty.”
The Other America offered a view of poverty that seemed designed to comfort the already comfortable.
With the Occupy movement, what started as a diffuse protest against economic injustice became a vast experiment in class building.
What occupiers from all walks of life are discovering is that to be homeless in America is to live like a fugitive.
Ten years after the original publication of the now-classic Nicked and Dimed, things have gotten much worse for those in the bottom third of our country's income distribution.
The increasing involvement of unmanned drones in our warmaking suggests that it might be useful to stop thinking of war in exclusively human terms.
The role of the left should not be to uphold or defend a government increasingly at odds with the interests of the people, but to change it, drastically and from the ground up.
If there was ever a time for a serious "conspiracy" on behalf of the poor, this is it.