Economic Hardship Reporting Project

Latest Work

Remembering Barbara Ehrenreich

The acclaimed author and activist had a 40-year history with the Institute for Policy Studies, first as a staff member and later as a project leader and board member.

It’s Time for T.S.A. Workers to Strike

The shutdown is painful, but it is also an opportunity for labor to take a stand.

Wal-Mart Does Something Right

I’ll still protest the giant retailer, but maybe a little more quietly.

Tip Till It Hurts—Just Don’t Feel Smug About It

The tipping initiative by Maria Shriver sidesteps Marriott’s responsibility to pay its housekeepers a living wage.

Let Us Eat Cake: The New Census Data on Poverty

Poverty and deep poverty persist in this wealthy nation.