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 25, 2014, Source: AlterNet

Too-big-to-jail Wall Street is ripping off taxpayers with a "social impact bond."

Posted on: Mar 22, 2014, Source: AlterNet

We may not be able to fire Wall Street, but we can send its elected friends packing.

Posted on: Mar 17, 2014, Source: AlterNet

An idea whose time has finally come.

Posted on: Mar 10, 2014, Source: AlterNet

Libertarians tend to ride on theoretical unicorns that don’t take them too far in the real world.

Posted on: Mar 6, 2014, Source: AlterNet

Income inequality is creating a boom in the servant industry. Welcome to the world of Downton Abbey.

Posted on: Mar 3, 2014, Source: AlterNet

Is Detroit the canary in the coal mine for the 99 percent?

Posted on: Feb 24, 2014, Source: AlterNet

Are economists rational scientists? Or grown men who can’t let go of their mamas?

Posted on: Feb 24, 2014, Source: AlterNet

When bankers express fondness for the Old South, they ain’t just whistlin’ Dixie.

Posted on: Feb 17, 2014, Source: AlterNet

Inequality seems to have made the wealthy very upset...for themselves.

Posted on: Feb 13, 2014, Source: AlterNet

Wall Street is using loopholes in financial legislation to seize control of entire industrial chains.

Posted on: Feb 13, 2014, Source: AlterNet

The GOP will do anything to block the first foreign-owned unionized auto plant in the South.

Posted on: Feb 11, 2014, Source: AlteNet

A public journalism service announcement.

Posted on: Feb 10, 2014, Source: AlterNet

The debate over Obamacare and voluntary work reduction raises intriguing questions.

Posted on: Feb 9, 2014, Source: AlterNet

Largest protest in the South since Selma in '65.

Posted on: Feb 3, 2014, Source: AlterNet

Women can be funny. Why is this obvious fact still controversial?

Posted on: Jan 28, 2014, Source: AlterNet

Are we living in a land of small opportunity?

Posted on: Jan 24, 2014, Source: AlterNet

There's one America where dreams can come true, and another where they tend to fizzle.

Posted on: Jan 23, 2014, Source: AlterNet

Meet the oligarch next door.

Posted on: Jan 21, 2014, Source: AlterNet

The current minimum wage is a maximum shame on America.

Posted on: Jan 15, 2014, Source: AlterNet

A growing body of research finds that procreating can be a bit of a downer.

Posted on: Jan 14, 2014, Source: AlterNet

What is Apple hiding? Monopolistic rip-off tactics, perchance?

Posted on: Jan 13, 2014, Source: AlterNet

Bullying bosses may find that sidestepping the ACA is not without risk.

Posted on: Jan 9, 2014, Source: AlterNet

The richer they get, the more blind the 1 percent is to the consequences of their greed.

Posted on: Jan 8, 2014, Source: AlterNet

If destructive policies continue, more Americans will come to know poverty firsthand.

Posted on: Jan 5, 2014, Source: AlterNet

Until we get serious about taking on oligopolies, consumers have little power.

Posted on: Jan 2, 2014, Source: AlterNet

America's elderly are secretly spinning out of control.

Posted on: Dec 30, 2013, Source: AlterNet

Movies like “The Wolf of Wall Street” have but one message: Take the money and run.

Posted on: Dec 28, 2013, Source: AlterNet

Why pay attention to facts when you can pray to nonsensical idols?

Posted on: Dec 22, 2013, Source: AlterNet

Age discrimination could be headed for you, sooner than you think.

Posted on: Dec 19, 2013, Source: AlterNet

From phony ice cream to Machiavellian movers, here are some scams to avoid.

Posted on: Dec 11, 2013, Source: AlterNet

When trouble starts brewing, the rally-the-base strategy is an old one in Washington.

Posted on: Dec 9, 2013, Source: AlterNet

The invisible hand waves goodbye to America’s most delusional CEO.

Posted on: Dec 6, 2013, Source: AlterNet

Researchers find statistical evidence that austerity policies are linked to explosive unrest.

Posted on: Dec 2, 2013, Source: AlterNet

There’s a lot of handwringing, but will elite anxiety bring any changes?

Posted on: Nov 27, 2013, Source: AlterNet

A specter is haunting the Vatican.

Posted on: Nov 24, 2013, Source: AlterNet

Meet the companies offering sh*t sandwiches to employees for the holidays.

Posted on: Nov 21, 2013, Source: AlterNet

When Sotheby’s stock goes crazy, history suggests that the rest of the economy is in for a bumpy ride.

Posted on: Nov 19, 2013, Source: AlterNet

Bought politicians and pundits continue to spread nonsense about America's best-loved program.