Linda Tirado is the author of Hand to Mouth: Living in Bootstrap America. She is also the founder of Bootstrap Industries, a website about what it's like to live in an at-will economy.
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Tuesday, July 18, 2017
The Coastal Elite Is Real. I’m Part of It.
There’s a thing that happens in any social movement where the people who are negatively impacted by something attempt to articulate the unquantifiable, and people with privilege pretend there’s no problem at all. That’s what privilege is: The state of being comfortable enough to not notice. We are...
Friday, May 29, 2015
What a Real Anti-Poverty Movement Looks Like
There’s no point beating around this bush. An anti-poverty movement led by the middle and upper classes is doomed to failure. Equally, a partisan movement will never manage to get much done. That said, it’s never a bad thing when people discuss these things – there are 45 million people living in...