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Barbara Ehrenreich

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Barbara Ehrenreich

Barbara Ehrenreich is the author, most recently, of Bright-sided: How the Relentless Promotion of Positive Thinking Has Undermined America.

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A bloated overclass can drag down a society as surely as a swelling underclass.

The punitive rage directed at illegal immigrants grows out of a larger blindness to the manual labor that makes our lives possible.

New chasms are opening in the unequal terrain of American society: To the ranks of exploited domestics and factory workers, consider the emerging proletariat of adjunct faculty and temporary attorneys.

To qualify for charity, a homeless Austrian chimp has petitioned the courts to be granted human status. If he wins, expect a surge of humans going over to the other side.

Marilee Jones excelled as admissions dean at MIT, until she was fired for falsifying her resume. But what good is a college degree, anyway?

The Philadelphia Inquirer is planning to run an editorial column
sponsored by Citizens Bank. What's next--the Phillip Morris
column on health issues?

Although the mental health industry eagerly gives A.D.D. diagnoses to little boys who can't sit still, Cho Seung-Hui's illness was ignored.

What aroused Imus's twisted admiration and antagonism was the reality of
strong, determined, aggressive women.

United Professionals, a new organization for college-educated workers at risk in a global economy, is joining the movement for economic justice.

Of all the loathsome spectacles we've endured since November 2--the vampire-like gloating of CNN commentator Robert Novak, Bush embracing his "mandate"--none are more repulsive than that of Democ