My writing on the U.S. economy

I write about a lot of different topics, but nothing has struck a nerve like my articles on the U.S. economy. The government shutdown only formalizes the dysfunction that has been hurting ordinary Americans for years. When wealth is passed off as merit, bad luck is seen as a character flaw. This is how America justifies punishing the sick and the poor. This is the root of the government shutdown.

Below, my writing on the economy from the past year:

Zero opportunity employers (9/23/13)
Who is a ‘journalist’? People who can afford to be (9/17/13)
Mothers are not ‘opting out’ — they are out of options (8/19/13)
When MOOCs profit, who pays? (7/29/13)
The American dream: Survival is not an aspiration (7/22/13)
In defense of complaining (6/15/13)
The millennial parent (5/29/13)
The view from flyover country (5/12/13)
Meritocracy for sale
Academia’s indentured servants (4/11/13)
Managed expectations in the post-employment economy (3/11/13)
The unaffordable baby boomer dream (2/26/13)
The price of inequality in higher education (12/23/12)
The closing of American academia (8/20/12)

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3 Responses to My writing on the U.S. economy

  1. Sarah, I understand your frustration, but the underlying issue is that we haven’t properly structured our safety net to maximize consumption for the poor.

    And there is actually a free market solution to ensure they get at least 30% more goods and services immediately WITHOUT spending more money.

    My plan is built to win both the Congressional Black Caucus AND the Tea Party AND the misanthropes who have never imagined for a second they’d actually get to have their DREAM JOB.

    It screws Fortune 1000 management and the investor class. You’ll like it.

  2. Michelle says:

    Thanks for centralizing these pieces. Can’t tell you how often I reference them.

  3. Trista Hendren says:

    Sarah – I came across your work several weeks ago after I saw the article about women being out of options – and I have been trying to catch up ever since. All I can really say is thank you. You have spoken a truth that so many of us are made to feel is our own individual fault – including me.

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