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In West Virginia, striking public school teachers and staff celebrated a victory this week, inspiring educators outside their state to take action for better pay and working conditions. Their nine-day wildcat strike — the longest in recent West Virginia history — put in stark relief another national debate on ...
From Harper's: In an unsparing and darkly funny look at the push for immortality — via superfoods, squats, and other self-help — the well-known social anthropologist Barbara Ehrenreich strongly suggests that those $60 skin-rejuvenating pillowcases and $5,000 radio-frequency skin-tightening treatment ...

AMY GOODMAN: I wanted to read the tweet of the acclaimed author Barbara Ehrenreich, who wrote, “A lot of children depend on free school lunches, so the West Virginia teachers made food packages for them before going on strike and have continued to try to feed them. This is our dystopian welfare ...
True Story Book Club, 11 a.m. to noon: “Nickel and Dimed,” by Barbara Ehrenreich. Millions of Americans work full time, year-round, for poverty-level wages. In 1998, Barbara Ehrenreich decided to join them. She was inspired in part by the rhetoric surrounding welfare reform, which promised that any job ...
Author and activist Barbara Ehrenreich, who wrote the book "Nickel and Dimed: On (Not) Getting by in America," spoke to a crowd of 600 in Fort Collins about the time she spent working low-wage jobs as research for her book. She was the keynote speaker in a weeklong program, featuring 40 total events, ...
Barbara Ehrenreich (1942-) is a scientist — a chemist/physicist — a political activist and "muckraking" author ("Nickel and Dimed," "Bait and Switch"), and an atheist. Early on, she learned to ask “why?" about everything. She had nothing mystical in her background, only some dissociative moments when ...

Barbara Ehrenreich has written extensively about the impossibility of getting by with low-wage work in the U.S. and the everyday indignities workers in the U.S. face on the job. In her best-selling book Nickel and Dimed: On (Not) Getting By in America, Ehrenreich wrote about her yearlong experience of ...
And the famous Nickel and Dimed author Barbara Ehrenreich tweets, “This is our dystopian welfare state: severely underpaid teachers trying to keep poverty-stricken kids alive.” TITHI BHATTACHARYA: Absolutely. AMY GOODMAN: I wanted to turn to the pair of teachers we spoke to yesterday, one from ...
Prominent members or former members of DSA include philosophers Cornel West and Noam Chomsky as well as writer Barbara Ehrenreich. DSA considers itself a "big tent" socialist organization, meaning their members range on the political spectrum from left-leaning Democrats to further left Leninists ...
It prompted an effective journalism partnership among The Guardian, the Des Moines Register and the Economic Hardship Reporting Project, a journalist nonprofit founded by activist author Barbara Ehrenreich. Here's the story. It's inspired proposed legislation in the State of Washington legislature to ...
Years ago, Cory Vaillancourt — a Smoky Mountain News reporter — read the book Nickel and Dimed by Barbara Ehrenreich. As a form of immersion journalism, Ehrenreich goes undercover as a blue-collar individual trying to discern if it's possible to survive in America on a minimum-wage income.
Maybe we should be reading their names aloud at every pro-choice gathering. And surely the time has come to raise the charge that the “pro-life” movement is, in effect, pro-death. Barbara Ehrenreich is the founder of the Economic Hardship Reporting Project. Alissa Quart is the executive editor of the ...
Author and activist Barbara Ehrenreich tweeted recently that that there may be “too much talk about actresses and not enough about hotel housekeepers,” asking if the dialogue has been “class-skewed.” Abby Lawlor, a representative with Seattle's hospitality workers union, Unite Here Local 8, says these ...
Matthew Sigel portfolio strategist at CLSA sent a report to clients on 1/5/2018 recommending three books in for the coming new Year noting that these three were among the “better among them [of books read over 2017]” . Readers can find the books below as well as descriptions from Amazon. Also see our ...
Does busyness equal success? The cult of busyness and the macho element of boasting about how busy we are is not a new idea. Back in 1985 the New York Times high-society lifestyle columnist Barbara Ehrenreich wrote a witty rebuttal against the “cult of conspicuous busyness”. Ehrenreich argues that ...
Others affiliated with the institute included 1972 Democratic presidential candidate George McGovern, writer and civil rights activist Roger Wilkins, documentary filmmaker Saul Landau, writer Barbara Ehrenreich and poet Ethelbert Miller. Raskin and the institute were sometimes under surveillance by the ...
Martin Ford, the author of the influential book Rise of the Robots: Technology and the Threat of a Jobless Future (ironically, New York Times writer Barbara Ehrenreich notes in her book review that there could even be a possibility that these sorts of book reviews could be carried out by a bot), recently ...

In her book Bright-Sided: How Positive Thinking is Undermining America, Barbara Ehrenreich makes the case for why it's virtuous for workplaces to have some pessimists on hand. Fact-checkers help journalists and editors avoid errors and provide accuracy to readers. Acknowledging pain and discomfort ...
Barbara Ehrenreich has written extensively about the impossibility of getting by with low-wage work in the U.S. and the everyday indignities workers in the U.S. face on the job. In her best-selling book Nickel and Dimed: On (Not) Getting By in America, Ehrenreich wrote about her yearlong experience of ...
The working class, or at least the white part, has emerged as our great national mystery. Traditionally Democratic, they helped elect a flamboyantly ostentatious billionaire to the presidency. “What's wrong with them?” the liberal pundits keep asking. Why do they believe Trump's promises? Are they stupid or ...
Capital & Main looked to Barbara Ehrenreich to discuss the prospects for women as a Trump administration unfolds. Ehrenreich, in her 2002 best seller, Nickel and Dimed, investigated the impact of 1996's federal “welfare reform” on working poor women, by chronicling her own undercover experience ...
The one day working at a menial job did not give Romney the insight into the reality of poor people's lives that he could have gained by reading “Nickel and Dimed” (Barbara Ehrenreich) or “When Work Disappears” (W. J. Wilson). As always for Romney, symbol trumps substance. As governor, in July 2005, ...
Barbara Ehrenreich recalled in 1990 that her blue-collar dad “could not say the word doctor without the virtual prefix quack. Lawyers were shysters … and professors were without exception phonies.” Annette Lareau found tremendous resentment against teachers, who were perceived as condescending ...
As Barbara Ehrenreich observed in her book Bright-Sided, a focus on positivity can be more ideological than temperamental: “If your business fails or your job is eliminated, it must be because you didn't try hard enough, didn't believe firmly enough in the inevitability of your success.” * * *. Perhaps that's ...
That changed when Ripp and her classmates in Karen Acklin-Williams's English class began their Social Justice unit, which includes readings from texts such as Richard Wright's “Black Boy,” Barbara Ehrenreich's “Nickel and Dimed” and Adam Shepard's “Scratch Beginnings.” In addition to the readings, ...
As Barbara Ehrenreich and Deirdre English chronicle in their book, Witches, Midwives and Nurses, it wasn't difficult to spread suspicions that midwives, who relied on traditional birth practices, were dedicated to witchcraft and sorcery, and to convince women that having a doctor—most likely white and ...
Alissa Quart, executive editor of the Economic Hardship Reporting Project, and Barbara Ehrenreich, author of many books including Nickel and Dimed: On (Not) Getting By in America and Blood Rites: Origins and History of the Passion of War, talk about sexual harassment experienced by low paid worker, ...
Alissa Quart and Barbara Ehrenreich. Wednesday 22 November 2017 06.00 EST Last modified on Monday 27 November 2017 13.31 EST. The number of women in the entertainment industry coming forward with charges of sexual harassment is starting to feel endless. They include stars like Gwyneth Paltrow and Angelina ...
The leftist writer Barbara Ehrenreich wrote on Facebook that Clinton was “an elitist snob who writes off about a quarter of the American ...
EHRP (which, like Inequality.org, is affiliated with the Institute for Policy Studies) was founded by Barbara Ehrenreich, a journalist with a ...
Related –> In an interview with Slate's Haley Swenson, author Barbara Ehrenreich notes that while this post-Weinstein “moment of reckoning” ...
Late last week, author and all-around national treasure Barbara Ehrenreich tweeted, “Our current sex harassment discussion is woefully ...
Barbara Ehrenreich has written extensively about the impossibility of getting by with low-wage work in the U.S. and the everyday indignities ...
Discussion topics will include Barbara Ehrenreich's book "Dancing in the Street," and the collision of European and African cultural traditions ...
Whenever I assigned Barbara Ehrenreich's book “Nickel and Dimed” to my 11th-grade students as part of an English elective course on ...
Ever since Barbara Ehrenreich's 2011 article “Coming to a Theater Near You: War Without Humans” described the “emergence of a new kind of ...
In 1973, second-wave feminists Barbara Ehrenreich and Deirdre English put forward in a pamphlet the idea that the persecuted women were ...
... in the 21st century then let me recommend two books for you - Nomadland by Jessica Bruder and Nickel and Dimed by Barbara Ehrenreich.
The “imperative to be happy” tide might now at last be turning, with the publication of books such as Barbara Ehrenreich's book Smile or Die ...
Of that era, Barbara Ehrenreich sticks out for suggesting, “Organized feminism lost valuable moral capital when it appeared to blow off Jones as ...
In Bright-Sided: How Positive Thinking is Undermining America, Barbara Ehrenreich does a wonderful job chronicling the American ...
In her review of the book for The New York Times, Barbara Ehrenreich said that Evicted “set a new standard for reporting on poverty.” If the ...
That is what Barbara Ehrenreich talked about back in 2000 and what Rand Wilson have been raising since the 1980s: the authoritarian nature ...
As Barbara Ehrenreich noted in her 2008 book Bright-Sided: How the Relentless Promotion of Positive Thinking Has Undermined America, ...
In “Nickel and Dimed,” Barbara Ehrenreich's 2001 classic of immersion journalism, the author doesn't just report on the hardships faced by ...
To fall short of this was, as the scholar Barbara Ehrenreich notes, to be “less than grown up … the man who willingly deviated was judged to be ...
To fall short of this was, as the scholar Barbara Ehrenreich notes, to be “less than grown up … the man who willingly deviated was judged to be ...
As Barbara Ehrenreich wrote in her 1983 book, “The Hearts of Men: American Dreams and the Flight From Commitment”: “The magazine's real ...
... Parul Sehgal writes, it's an “important” work “influenced by such classics of immersion journalism as Barbara Ehrenreich's 'Nickel and Dimed.
I thought Arundhati Roy, Barbara Ehrenreich, or even more obviously, Kim Stanley Robinson could write that, but not me. So my writing an oral ...


 

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