Kim Phillips-Fein

Kim Phillips-Fein teaches American history at New York University’s Gallatin School and is the author of Invisible Hands and Fear City.

Hard Times Hard Times

Amity Schlaes's history of the Great Depression is nothing less than an attempt to reclaim the 1930s for the free market.

Mar 20, 2008 / Books & the Arts / Kim Phillips-Fein

Deal Breakers Deal Breakers

Two new books seek to galvanize progressives at a key political moment: Paul Krugman's The Conscience of a Liberal and Jonathan Chait's The Big Con.

Nov 21, 2007 / Books & the Arts / Kim Phillips-Fein

Letters Letters


Apr 6, 2006 / Letters / Kim Phillips-Fein and Our Readers

Labor Pains Labor Pains

Robert Fitch's Solidarity for Sale exposes corruption as the cause of the current crisis in American labor.

Feb 16, 2006 / Books & the Arts / Kim Phillips-Fein

Texas, Inc. Texas, Inc.

Taking privatization to extremes, a new law ends the public sector as we knew it.

Dec 18, 2003 / Feature / Kim Phillips-Fein

Victory at Yale? Victory at Yale?

Detroit, MI

Oct 23, 2003 / Letters / Kim Phillips-Fein and William Johnson

Yale Workers Win Yale Workers Win

Late last week, Yale clerical and maintenance workers who had been striking for three weeks won a contract that will transform the standard of living of clerical workers at the u...

Sep 22, 2003 / Feature / Kim Phillips-Fein

…and the Poor Get Poorer …and the Poor Get Poorer

Collateral damage mounts in Bush's ideological war on the welfare state.

Jul 17, 2003 / Feature / Kim Phillips-Fein

A New New Deal? A New New Deal?

The same week that New York City Mayor Mike Bloomberg announced his plans to close eight city firehouses, Mike Wallace, John Jay College professor and bard of New York, held a ...

Dec 12, 2002 / Editorial / Kim Phillips-Fein

The Education of Jessica Rivera The Education of Jessica Rivera

Trading in their books for buckets, welfare recipients learn "responsibility."

Nov 7, 2002 / Feature / Kim Phillips-Fein