Alissa Quart

The One Common Denominator that All Sexual Harassers Seem to Share

What is the common denominator between the mega-producer Harvey Weinstein, the pundit Mark Halperin, the venture capitalist Dave McClure, and the aggressive former boss of a customer-service supervisor I interviewed last week?

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The Economic Fantasies We Share with the Characters We Watch on TV

Outclassed: The Secret Life of Inequality is The Guardian and EHRP's new column about class. Read all articles here.

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How Can Working People Protect Their Incomes as the Robots Increasingly Take Over?

Outclassed: The Secret Life of Inequality is The Guardian and EHRP's new column about class. Read all articles here.

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Schools Are Humiliating Kids Who Don't Have Lunch Money as a Cruel Lesson in Social Class

Outclassed: The Secret Life of Inequality is The Guardian and EHRP's new column about class. Read all articles here.

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How Advertising Targets Millennial Liberals for Profit

Outclassed: The Secret Life of Inequality is The Guardian and EHRP's new column about class. Read all articles here.

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The Battle to Expose the 'Dark Finances' of California School Privatization

Matt Barry teaches history and economics to eleventh and twelfth graders at Live Oak High School, a public school in a suburb of San Jose, California. At 32, he’s in his ninth year on the job, teaching 35 students in each class. But Barry also has a second life that’s becoming increasingly common for American schoolteachers: He spends his after-school hours and weekends as an Uber driver in order to earn extra money.

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This College Professor Has a Master's...And Is Living in Poverty

This article is part of the Economic Hardship Reporting Project, and originally appeared in Elle Magazine.

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Who Takes Care of the Nanny's Kids?

This story originally appeared at The Nation, and is reprinted here with their permission.

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What Does it Mean to be an Outsider in a Capitalist Society?

Copyright © 2013 by Alissa Quart. This excerpt originally appeared in Republic of Outsiders: The Power of Amateurs, Dreamers, and Rebels published by The New Press Reprinted here with permission.

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