The People Behind the Latest Issue of ‘Pacific Standard': Helaine Olen - Pacific Standard

The People Behind the Latest Issue of ‘Pacific Standard': Helaine Olen

"Economic inequality is simultaneously pervasive and invisible. We all know the phrase, but what does it mean for our individual, day-to-day lives?"
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Contributing editor Helaine Olen was drawn to write about the sociologist Marianne Cooper’s book Cut Adrift (“All of Us Worried, None of Us Angry”), because, she says, “Economic inequality is simultaneously pervasive and invisible. We all know the phrase, but what does it mean for our individual, day-to-day lives? Cooper’s book promised to reveal how the age of inequality had impacted our most intimate family relationships. I was immediately intrigued and ordered the book online within minutes of hearing about it.” Olen’s most recent book is Pound Foolish: Exposing the Dark Side of the Personal Finance Industry. She’s also a regular contributor to Reuters’s The Great Debate series.

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