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Sasha Abramsky

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Sasha Abramsky is a senior fellow at Demos and a writer on social justice issues. His latest book is The American Way of Poverty: How the Other Half Still Lives.

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Sasha Abramsky

Insane housing costs in the Golden State have rekindled the tenants’ movement. Read more

Economic Policy

How the Republican nominee could bar Muslim immigrants.  Read more

Civil Rights in America

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Why can’t we broadly distribute the wealth produced from America’s common resource pool? Conservative Alaska manages to do it. Read more

Money, Politics and Power

Clinton-era reforms mean that our safety net is weakest when we need it most. Read more

Economic Policy

Problem-solving courts have a track record of lowering recidivism and incarceration costs, but they still don't reach enough offenders. Read more

Special Report

A large indentured class of workers is struggling to escape debt rather than build a better life. Read more

Books, Arts and Culture

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Two new books argue that the human brain's haphazard evolution has left us at the prey of irrational behaviors and self-defeating instincts. Read more

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Pennsylvania has developed a model program to keep offenders with mental illness out of the criminal-justice system. Read more

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Two students of mass incarceration in America discuss the current political moment and the prospects for rolling back the carceral state. Read more

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A new book in the Gonzo journalism vein tries to explain to coastal elites what they've never understood about the working-class small towns in the middle of the country. Read more

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