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Lock Up the Men, Evict the Women and Children

Part of the daily reality of poverty in America, evictions—along with mass incarceration—are the mechanisms used to destroy communities and profit from the misery of the poor.

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Dead, White and Blue: The Great Die-Off of America’s Blue-Collar Whites

The “diseases” leading to excessive white working-class deaths are those of despair, and some of the obvious causes are economic.

Posted on Dec 2, 2015 READ MORE



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Preying on the Poor

The poor provide a juicy target for anyone depraved enough to make a business of stealing from them. The trick is to rob them in ways that are systematic, impersonal and almost impossible to trace to individual perpetrators.

Posted on May 17, 2012 READ MORE



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The Making of the American 99% and the Collapse of the Middle Class

Until a few months ago, the 99% was hardly a group capable of articulating “the identity of their interests.” It contained, and still contains, most “ordinary” rich people, along with middle-class professionals, factory workers, truck drivers, and miners, as well as the much poorer people who clean the houses, manicure the fingernails, and maintain the lawns of the affluent.

Posted on Dec 17, 2011 READ MORE



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Barbara Ehrenreich: ‘Poverty Has Been Criminalized in America’

Ten years ago, writer Barbara Ehrenreich published “Nickel and Dimed: On (Not) Getting By in America,” a blockbuster book on the state of the working poor in America. (more)

Posted on Aug 14, 2011 READ MORE


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Carol Tavris on Barbara Ehrenreich’s Crusade

In her recent book, Barbara Ehrenreich takes on the excesses, delusions and unsupported promises of the positive-thinking movement, tracking both its naive and its corrupt manifestations in the worlds of health, business, religion and psychology.

Posted on Jun 4, 2010 READ MORE


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