Stories by Lynn Stuart Parramore

Lynn Parramore is contributing editor at AlterNet. 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, and she serves on the editorial board of Lapham's Quarterly. Follow her on Twitter @LynnParramore.   subscribe to Lynn Stuart Parramore's feed

Posted on: Aug 13, 2014, Source: AlterNet

We are all sitting ducks waiting for the next financial shitstorm.

Posted on: Aug 12, 2014, Source: AlterNet

Jimmy John's Gourmet Sandwiches has been skimping on the fair pay.

Posted on: Aug 11, 2014, Source: AlteNet

The stark facts of incredibly costly warfare.

Posted on: Aug 8, 2014, Source: AlterNet

Hard times have found a new neighborhood.

Posted on: Aug 7, 2014, Source: AlterNet

The President vows to challenge tax loopholes that cheat hardworking Americans.

Posted on: Aug 4, 2014, Source: AlterNet

Under-the-table, off-the-books work has become the norm for many.

Posted on: Aug 3, 2014, Source: AlterNet

From 3-D movie tickets to certain vodkas, this stuff is not worth what you pay.

Posted on: Jul 31, 2014, Source: AlterNet

From medical bills to gym membership fees, increasing numbers of us can't meet our debts.

Posted on: Jul 30, 2014, Source: AlterNet

The fast food giant may soon be liable for worker abuse in its franchise locations.

Posted on: Jul 30, 2014, Source: AlterNet

Why the nerd comic might be the most relevant artist of the moment.

Posted on: Jul 28, 2014, Source: AlterNet

From 2003-2013, ordinary Americans lost a third of their wealth.

Posted on: Jul 24, 2014, Source: AlterNet

New research reveals deep ambivalence about marriage among young people.

Posted on: Jul 24, 2014, Source: AlterNet

The poor need financial services, but not from a predatory industry.

Posted on: Jul 23, 2014, Source: AlterNet

In America, addiction is judged through the lens of class.

Posted on: Jul 21, 2014, Source: AlterNet

Wouldn't you be happier and more productive?

Posted on: Jul 17, 2014, Source: AlterNet

Young women turning away from feminism has become a media meme. What's up with that?

Posted on: Jul 16, 2014, Source: AlterNet

Wealth inequality in the U.S. is even more astounding than previous statistics showed.

Posted on: Jul 13, 2014, Source: AlterNet

Your wallet will thank you.

Posted on: Jul 8, 2014, Source: AlterNet

Del Rey is pushing the envelope, and here’s the message: America is a rotting corpse.

Posted on: Jul 2, 2014, Source: AlterNet

Did you know how easily loud noises can hurt your ears?

Posted on: Jun 29, 2014, Source: AlterNet

An intriguing theory about what may be driving an epidemic.

Posted on: Jun 24, 2014, Source: AlterNet

Neuroeconomics is giving us a picture of the brain on money. Some of it isn't pretty.

Posted on: Jun 23, 2014, Source: AlterNet

Don't let your broker enjoy comfortable retirement with your money.

Posted on: Jun 12, 2014, Source: AlterNet

Should we speak up? What's the cost of silence? Do things ever change?

Posted on: Jun 11, 2014, Source: AlterNet

Majority Leader Eric Cantor is ousted by a Rand-worshiping econ professor.

Posted on: Jun 9, 2014, Source: AlterNet

Even after Elliot Rodger's killing spree, Trader Joe's manager says the store will keep playing a famous song that demeans women.

Posted on: Jun 5, 2014, Source: AlterNet

The choice to do sex work mostly boils down to the bottom line.

Posted on: Jun 4, 2014, Source: AlterNet

Inequality changes who we are, individually and collectively.

Posted on: Jun 3, 2014, Source: AlterNet

The company is a parasite sucking the country dry.

Posted on: Jun 3, 2014, Source: AlterNet

Piketty and Warren agree: we have the tools to stop rising inequality.

Posted on: Jun 2, 2014, Source: AlterNet

In the wake of Elliot Rodger, questions about social rejection take on new urgency.

Posted on: May 28, 2014, Source: AlterNet

The ugly reality of academic globalization.

Posted on: May 27, 2014, Source: AlterNet

Economist Gerald Friedman warns that the much-hyped gig economy is a road to ruin for workers.

Posted on: May 23, 2014, Source: AlterNet

Recent black college graduates have been hardest hit by the Great Recession.

Posted on: May 22, 2014, Source: AlterNet

You could make a reality show about Ben Bernanke's fatcat world tour.

Posted on: May 21, 2014, Source: AlterNet

Are they afraid the people’s patience is not endless?

Posted on: May 21, 2014, Source: AlterNet

Should colleges be required to issue 'trigger warnings' for cultural works that might upset students?

Posted on: May 18, 2014, Source: AlterNet

A little-understood inherited temperament could be impacting your life or someone you love in surprising ways.

Posted on: May 15, 2014, Source: AlterNet

Can we admit that poverty is as American as apple pie?

Posted on: May 13, 2014, Source: AlterNet

Which country is considering a $25 minimum wage? That and more...

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