Stories by Lynn Stuart Parramore

Lynn Parramore is an AlterNet senior editor. She is cofounder of Recessionwire, founding editor of New Deal 2.0, and author of "Reading the Sphinx: Ancient Egypt in Nineteenth-Century Literary Culture." She received her Ph.D. in English and cultural theory from NYU. She is the director of AlterNet's New Economic Dialogue Project. Follow her on Twitter @LynnParramore. subscribe to Lynn Stuart Parramore's feed

Posted on: Mar 19, 2013, Source: AlterNet

More than just a tawdry tale, Dimon’s demise is a critique of the American Dream.

Posted on: Mar 17, 2013, Source: AlterNet

Fears of bank runs, a Lehman-like collapse, and widespread panic are building.

Posted on: Mar 12, 2013, Source: AlterNet

Oligarchs and monopolists and thugs, oh my!

Posted on: Mar 10, 2013, Source: AlterNet

Americans have been waiting for a politician like Warren for nearly a century.

Posted on: Mar 5, 2013, Source: AlterNet

Can't save enough? Worried about your retirement? The personal finance industry is ready to prey on you.

Posted on: Mar 3, 2013, Source: AlterNet

Regulating their mouths is not the strong suit of America's corporate chieftains.

Posted on: Feb 26, 2013, Source: AlterNet

He’s disgusting and crooked, yet he’s a committed opponent of austerity.

Posted on: Feb 25, 2013, Source: AlterNet

Think of it as HSBC with God’s imprimatur.

Posted on: Feb 22, 2013, Source: AlterNet

The British soap is a Rorschach test for how we feel about living in end times.

Posted on: Feb 20, 2013, Source: AlterNet

It's time for a serious national conversation on male bias in the film industry.

Posted on: Feb 18, 2013, Source: AlterNet

Half the population of the U.S. has slipped into poverty or is barely making enough to get by.

Posted on: Feb 13, 2013, Source: AlterNet

Capitalism gave our fantasy a blank check but it stole our reality.

Posted on: Feb 12, 2013, Source: AlterNet

Oligarchs are watching the rise of Greece's opposition Syriza party leader with alarm. But he may be the best, brightest hope for the people.

Posted on: Feb 11, 2013, Source: AlterNet

Sports channels are increasingly costly to consumers, especially women.

Posted on: Feb 11, 2013, Source: AlterNet

The new “red-state model” seeks to turn your state into Mississippi.

Posted on: Feb 4, 2013, Source: AlterNet

The ravages of old age are hard enough when you've got ample resources. What if you don't?

Posted on: Feb 4, 2013, Source: AlterNet

The 1% uses the threat of technology to keep workers in constant fear for their jobs.

Posted on: Jan 28, 2013, Source: AlterNet

Move over Welfare Queen. The Disability King is the new pet scapegoat for all that’s wrong with America.

Posted on: Jan 20, 2013, Source: AlterNet

Think NOLA is a lost cause? Think again.

Posted on: Jan 14, 2013, Source: AlterNet

Like the accused witches of Europe, women in India have become scapegoats.

Posted on: Jan 10, 2013, Source: AlterNet

The British class system looks frighteningly rigid in "56 Up." But is America any better?

Posted on: Jan 7, 2013, Source: AlterNet

What will the man once known as the "Sheriff of Wall Street" do next?

Posted on: Jan 4, 2013, Source: AlterNet

Stereotypes about women's behavior totally obscure the driving forces that can split a marriage.

Posted on: Dec 31, 2012, Source: AlterNet

Means-testing is a back-door strategy for taking away benefits earned by hard-working Americans.

Posted on: Dec 25, 2012, Source: AlterNet

Interviewed by AlterNet, William Janeway believes that tackling big challenges like climate change means overhauling the way we think about innovation.

Posted on: Dec 24, 2012, Source: AlterNet

The little people look on as evil threatens the land.

Posted on: Dec 19, 2012, Source: AlterNet

This year, Americans are celebrating the magic of Me.

Posted on: Dec 17, 2012, Source: AlterNet

In the wake of Sandy Hook, some gun owners are deciding that the risk is too high.

Posted on: Dec 14, 2012, Source: AlterNet

The Right’s program for public safety: Everyone should have a gun and few should get adequate mental healthcare.

Posted on: Dec 12, 2012, Source: AlterNet

HSBC receives get-out-of-jail-free card in a real-life game of Monopoly.

Posted on: Dec 10, 2012, Source: AlterNet

From cushy prison cells to human kidneys, some things just shouldn't be for sale.

Posted on: Dec 5, 2012, Source: AlterNet

Working women delivering teddy bears to lawmakers send the message, “We Can’t ‘Bear’ More Than Our Fair Share!”

Posted on: Dec 3, 2012, Source: AlterNet

At the annual Nation Institute gala, progressives cheer a principled stand on the so-called fiscal cliff.

Posted on: Dec 3, 2012, Source: AlterNet

CEOs talk about shared sacrifice, but the only thing they want to share is your retirement money with their wealthy friends.

Posted on: Nov 30, 2012, Source: AlterNet

A notorious murder case has morphed into what some are calling a terrifying miscarriage of justice. (Includes rare interview with attorney Wade Smith.)

Posted on: Nov 26, 2012, Source: AlterNet

West and Nobel Prize-winning economist George Akerlof talk markets and morality.

Posted on: Nov 26, 2012, Source: AlterNet

Financiers, polluters and other biz honchos team up to strangle the economy.

Posted on: Nov 21, 2012, Source: AlterNet

As a Thanksgiving treat, Terry Lundgren wants to gut Medicare, Medicaid and Social Security.

Posted on: Nov 20, 2012, Source: AlterNet

The president was a complicated man whose advocacy of railroads birthed a network of monopolies.

Posted on: Nov 19, 2012, Source: AlterNet

Social Security hustlers use the life expectancy argument to justify gutting America's best-loved program.