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. Follow her on Twitter @LynnParramore. subscribe to Lynn Stuart Parramore's feed

Posted on: Nov 24, 2014, Source: AlterNet

From cushy prison cells to human kidneys, some things just shouldn't be for sale.

Posted on: Nov 20, 2014, Source: AlterNet

Mounting evidence points to the scary reality that the wealth divide harms the job market.

Posted on: Nov 19, 2014, Source: AlterNet

From a crushing economy, to government spying, to endless wars, are we breaking down?

Posted on: Nov 10, 2014, Source: AlterNet

We've been told over and over that the 8-hour sleep is ideal, but our bodies have been telling us something else.

Posted on: Nov 5, 2014, Source: AlterNet

Lessons from the past can help us confront a daunting future.

Posted on: Oct 30, 2014, Source: AlterNet

Is the Women's Equality Party, founded by Cuomo, really what it claims to be?

Posted on: Oct 28, 2014, Source: AlterNet

Pundits lament that young people are not buying cars and houses.

Posted on: Oct 27, 2014, Source: AlterNet

The IRS can take your money, even if you did nothing wrong.

Posted on: Oct 24, 2014, Source: AlterNet

There are healthy social fears -- but it's easy for society to go overboard.

Posted on: Oct 23, 2014, Source: AlterNet

Scientists are getting closer to discovering the cause of this increasingly common condition.

Posted on: Oct 21, 2014, Source: AlterNet

They're eyeing the other half.

Posted on: Oct 20, 2014, Source: AlterNet

Fear is even more expensive than medical costs.

Posted on: Oct 16, 2014, Source: AlterNet

Young people without college degrees and decent jobs are on a downwardly-mobile slide.

Posted on: Oct 13, 2014, Source: AlterNet

Author Jeff Madrick discusses what bad ideas cost us, and how to defeat them.

Posted on: Oct 8, 2014, Source: AlterNet

Researchers put an estimated dollar amount on the happiness level sex generates.

Posted on: Oct 7, 2014, Source: AlterNet

The impact of hard economic times may permanently alter the course of life.

Posted on: Oct 6, 2014, Source: AlterNet

He did not live to tell his own story.

Posted on: Oct 3, 2014, Source: AlterNet

If you are poor or non-white, inequality is in the air you breathe.

Posted on: Oct 2, 2014, Source: AlterNet

Misleading mailers were sent to hundreds of Tarheels, including a feline.

Posted on: Oct 2, 2014, Source: AlterNet

'Regal Redneck' Webb's positions suggest he could run to Clinton's left and right.

Posted on: Sep 30, 2014, Source: AlterNet

New research reveals that the Silicon Valley money machine only works for men.

Posted on: Sep 29, 2014, Source: AlterNet

The company has yet another scheme to make the country a little bit worse.

Posted on: Sep 25, 2014, Source: AlterNet

Their secret will surprise you.

Posted on: Sep 23, 2014, Source: AlterNet

Believing money myths can cost you.

Posted on: Sep 22, 2014, Source: AlterNet

Common wisdom holds that Americans are eating too much and not exercising enough. Actually, it's more complicated.

Posted on: Sep 19, 2014, Source: AlterNet

Brown pretends the paper company that employs him doesn't vaporize American jobs.

Posted on: Sep 19, 2014, Source: AlterNet

What does pure self-interest really look like?

Posted on: Sep 18, 2014, Source: AlterNet

The scientific community is ablaze with new research on why animals kill one another.

Posted on: Sep 16, 2014, Source: AlterNet

Salt, we may have done you wrong.

Posted on: Sep 15, 2014, Source: AlterNet

If she's happy, the husband is happier. But not the other way around.

Posted on: Sep 10, 2014, Source: AlterNet

Amid the rumors and lurid headlines, it's hard to get the truth.

Posted on: Sep 9, 2014, Source: AlterNet

News of a new aristocrat simply cannot wait!

Posted on: Sep 8, 2014, Source: AlterNet

There is plenty of good, and not so good, when contemplating going expat.

Posted on: Sep 4, 2014, Source: AlterNet

Behold, the id of American-style capitalism.

Posted on: Sep 2, 2014, Source: AlterNet

Reuters report shows that the fast-food giant is a whopper of a tax cheat.

Posted on: Aug 29, 2014, Source: AlterNet

The last year has been a bad one for people who work for a living.

Posted on: Aug 26, 2014, Source: AlterNet

Nearly half of millennials support the idea of “beta” marriages.

Posted on: Aug 26, 2014, Source: AlterNet

A firm so horrendous, the very mention of its name causes body tremors.

Posted on: Aug 25, 2014, Source: AlterNet

Find out where your state stands on gender equality.

Posted on: Aug 25, 2014, Source: AlterNet

Will you be ready for the life of a nomad, permanently in search of temporary work?

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