Best-selling author Barbara Ehrenreich in a 2005 photo.
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The author, who died Sept. 1, 2022, inspired countless researchers to probe the injustices working people face.
Once something bound up with other people, more recently ‘happiness’ is seen as something very individual. Has our dependence on each other during lockdown changed our sense of where happiness lies?
A woman claps above a banner reading “everything will be all right,” in Rome. This phrase has appeared on social media and at balconies and windows across Italy as the country faces coronavirus.
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The word ‘solidarity’ is echoing around the world in the COVID-19 pandemic. But where does the term come from and what does it really mean?
Policymakers should ensure that the safety net provides adequate income for daily needs as well as ensuring that people are positioned to quickly reintegrate into satisfactory paid employment.
In the late 1990s, American writer and activist Barbara Ehrenreich spent a year working in low end jobs in the United States documenting the pitifully low wages, the oppression, and barriers to upward…