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, and she serves on the editorial board of Lapham's Quarterly. Follow her on Twitter @LynnParramore.   subscribe to Lynn Stuart Parramore's feed

Posted on: Nov 19, 2015, Source: AlterNet

Forecasting models have a serious problem: they don't work.

Posted on: Nov 13, 2015, Source: AlterNet

Sometimes radical ideas are actually the most pragmatic.

Posted on: Oct 30, 2015, Source: AlterNet

Is an ancient financial taboo keeping us from prosperity?

Posted on: Oct 27, 2015, Source: AlterNet

The twisted tale of Vitter’s soon-to-be-decided political fate.

Posted on: Oct 26, 2015, Source: AlterNet

Think the iPhone is just a product of Silicon Valley magic? Think again.

Posted on: Sep 29, 2015, Source: AlterNet

Economic screw-ups and political stunts are getting harder to hide.

Posted on: Sep 9, 2015, Source: AlterNet

Fembots and fraudsters and lawyers. Oh, my!

Posted on: Aug 21, 2015, Source: AlterNet

The latest austerity deal is terrible for Greece and Europe.

Posted on: Jul 29, 2015, Source: AlterNet

For every dollar they give, they take 44 from the rest of us.

Posted on: Jul 29, 2015, Source: AlterNet

Tony Atkinson's new book points the way forward.

Posted on: Jul 9, 2015, Source: AlterNet

An inside look at the referendum and what could happen next.

Posted on: Jun 18, 2015, Source: AlterNet

Too-big-to-fail bankers blow toxic fumes that harm us all. Can we stop them?

Posted on: Jun 1, 2015, Source: AlterNet

Teaching competition from kindergarten up makes us stupid and uninventive.

Posted on: May 17, 2015, Source: AlterNet

Freedom is great, as long as it doesn't apply to women.

Posted on: May 5, 2015, Source: AlterNet

Talking about old systems of power and corruption doesn't begin to capture new realities.

Posted on: Apr 29, 2015, Source: AlterNet

If we don't fix this house of cards, it will fall on us again.

Posted on: Apr 16, 2015, Source: AlterNet

New research shows exactly how Fed policies exacerbate inequality.

Posted on: Mar 31, 2015, Source: AlterNet

Director Alex Gibney lifts the lid on an international racket steeped in mystery.

Posted on: Mar 10, 2015, Source: AlterNet

Novelist and author Rana Dasgupta explains what global capitalism has brought to India.

Posted on: Mar 4, 2015, Source: AlterNet

Inside the trauma of globalization.

Posted on: Feb 28, 2015, Source: AlterNet

What's the future of religious institutions in the U.S.? Answer: None.

Posted on: Feb 24, 2015, Source: AlterNet

Alissa Quart's new book offers poems of subtle insight that resist the marketization of American life.

Posted on: Feb 15, 2015, Source: AlterNet

The Republican corporate agenda is a serious threat to society.

Posted on: Feb 9, 2015, Source: AlterNet

The supplement industry is in need of a regulatory remedy.

Posted on: Feb 6, 2015, Source: AlterNet

So-called reasonable proposals on how to fix inequality are really a bunch of hot air.

Posted on: Feb 3, 2015, Source: AlterNet

HSPs of the world, unite!

Posted on: Jan 29, 2015, Source: AlterNet

The powers that be are getting nervous as other countries consider following Greece's lead.

Posted on: Jan 11, 2015, Source: AlterNet

It's not quite time to pop the champagne.

Posted on: Jan 11, 2015, Source: AlterNet

New insights on the role of private credit explained.

Posted on: Jan 7, 2015, Source: AlterNet

Discredited ideas are shattering lives across Europe and beyond.

Posted on: Jan 3, 2015, Source: AlterNet

Laura Kipnis investigates the 21st-century man with wit and insight.

Posted on: Dec 30, 2014, Source: AlterNet

We may be living in a narcissistic culture, but it doesn't have to be that way.

Posted on: Dec 19, 2014, Source: AlterNet

Up to 20 percent of the population exhibits a trait that sets them apart. Scientists are finding out why.

Posted on: Dec 19, 2014, Source: AlterNet

Through corporate consolidation and even gentrification, the elite are syphoning up all the world's wealth for themselves.

Posted on: Dec 18, 2014, Source: AlterNet

You just can't make this stuff up.

Posted on: Dec 11, 2014, Source: AlterNet

Like that iPhone? Its price is a lot higher than you know.

Posted on: Dec 8, 2014, Source: AlterNet

Facing big debts and job insecurity, today's young people can't get started in life.

Posted on: Dec 8, 2014, Source: AlterNet

America's corporate chieftains are pretty bad at regulating their mouths.

Posted on: Dec 5, 2014, Source: AlterNet

When the economy breaks down, American culture fragments, too.

Posted on: Nov 24, 2014, Source: AlterNet

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