Barbara Ehrenreich

In the ’60s we dreamed of uniting people of all races and collar colors into “one big working class.” But it took the billionaires to make it happen. more

Oct 12, 2011 8:24 PM Dispatches

By Barbara Ehrenreich Was it only three years ago that some of our puffed up patriots were denouncing the French as “cheese-eating surrender monkeys,” too fattened on Camembert to stub out their Gaulois and get down with the war on Iraq? Well,... more

Apr 6, 2006 6:47 PM Dispatches

By Barbara Ehrenreich Here’s the news that rocked my little world this month: We got a message that a family friend, let’s call her Lorraine, who was in an ICU, barely able to breathe on her own. In the last few weeks, there’d been some mumbli... more

Mar 30, 2006 7:44 PM Dispatches

Tiny LaborFrom the August 2005 Issue In the fifty years of the AFL-CIO’s existence, Big Labor has shrunk to a third of its former size, but it’s been clinging to its outsized clothes and outmoded habits. While membership dwindles, the AFL-... more

Aug 1, 2005 7:59 PM Magazine

The tsunami of sea water was followed instantly by a tsunami of spittle as the religious sputtered to rationalize God's latest felony. more

Mar 1, 2005 12:00 AM 1 Comments

When I was in Scandinavia last spring promoting Nickel and Dimed, interviewers kept asking me to tell them about the "debate" my book had provoked in the United States. more

Jun 1, 2003 12:00 AM Dispatches

With Washington fixated on the looming war between the Department of State and the Department of Defense, almost no one has noticed an even stranger development within the Bush Administration--its sudden, and apparently wholehearted, embrac... more

Jun 1, 2003 12:00 AM Dispatches

A Mystery of Misogyny by Barbara Ehrenreich A feminist can take some dim comfort from the fact that the Taliban's egregious misogyny is finally considered newsworthy. It certainly wasn't high on Washington's agenda in May, for example, when... more

Dec 1, 2001 12:00 AM Magazine

Those Who Don't Get By by Barbara Ehrenreich The view from the White House, not to mention much of Capitol Hill, is idyllic. more

Sep 1, 2001 12:00 AM Magazine