Stories by Alissa Quart

Alissa Quart, the author of "The Republic of Outsiders" and "Branded", is the editor for the nonprofit Economic Hardship Reporting Project. subscribe to Alissa Quart's feed

Posted on: Aug 16, 2017, Source: The Guardian

Instead of working to give robots personhood status, we should concentrate on protecting human workers.

Posted on: Aug 10, 2017, Source: The Guardian

Isn't there a better way to teach kids about inequality?

Posted on: Jun 6, 2017, Source: The Guardian

Banking on a coveted demographic that is increasingly in the bluest cities, brands are "trying to make their toilet paper save the world."

Posted on: Sep 12, 2016, Source: Capital and Main

Uber has the nerve to claim their teacher/drivers are a perfect private-sector remedy to the failures of the public sphere.

Posted on: Jul 11, 2016, Source: Capital and Main

Let's call them the "Precariat," increasingly vulnerable and pessimistic about the future.

Posted on: Jan 9, 2015, Source: AlterNet

Brianne Bolin is among a growing segment of Americans who are both hypereducated and poor.

Posted on: May 2, 2014, Source: The Nation

When only U.S. wages can support families in the Global South, parents and children divide to survive.

Posted on: Jul 31, 2013, Source: The New Press

When rebels, technology and capitalism mix, alternative culture can disrupt the status quo — or morph into it.