Federal employees are seeing their lives destroyed by the shut down. We are joined by Guardian Columnist and Executive Editor of the Economic Hardship Reporting Project, Alissa Quart, whose latest book is “Squeezed: Why Our Families Can’t Afford America.”

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Alissa Quart

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Alissa writes the Outclassed column for The Guardian. Her latest book is Squeezed: Why Our Families Can’t Afford America. Alissa is also the Executive Editor of the Economic Hardship Reporting Project, a non-profit devoted to commissioning, editing and placing reportage about inequality. She co-founded its current incarnation with Barbara Ehrenreich. She is a 2018 Columbia Journalism School Alumna of the year, and has also been a Nieman fellow, an Emmy-winning video writer and producer, and a professor.

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