Lynn Parramore

Lynn Parramore is Senior Research Analyst at the Institute for New Economic Thinking. A cultural theorist who studies the intersection of culture and economics, she is Contributing Editor at AlterNet, where she received the Bill Moyers/Schumann Foundation fellowship in journalism for 2012. She is also a frequent contributor to Reuters, Al Jazeera, Salon, Huffington Post, and other outlets. Her first book of cultural history, Reading the Sphinx (Palgrave Macmillan) was named a “Notable Scholarly Book for 2008” by the Chronicle of Higher Education. A web entrepreneur, Parramore is co-founder of the Next New Deal (formerly New Deal 2.0) blog of the Roosevelt Institute, where she served as media fellow from 2009-2011, and she is also co-founder of Recessionwire.com, and founding editor of IgoUgo.com. Parramore received her doctorate from New York University in 2007. She has taught writing and semiotics at NYU and has collaborated with some of the country’s leading economists her ebooks, including “Corporations for the 99%” with William Lazonick and “New Economic Visions” with Gar Alperovitz. In 2011, she co-edited a key documentary book on the Occupy movement: The 99%: How the Occupy Movement is Changing America.

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Top Economist: As Pandemic Recedes, a Chance to Rethink Unemployment

Article | Jun 3, 2021

Canadian economist Mario Seccareccia, recipient of this year’s John Kenneth Galbraith Prize in Economics, says it’s time to reconsider the idea of full employment. He spoke to Lynn Parramore of the Institute for New Economic Thinking about why 2021 offers a rare opportunity to rebalance the economy in favor of Main Street.

How Greedy Corporations Turn the Black American Dream into a Nightmare

Article | May 24, 2021

The plight of white blue-collar workers is well-known, but Blacks in that category were feeling the squeeze long before their white counterparts.

America Hasn’t Reckoned with the Coup That Blasted the Black Middle Class

Article | Apr 29, 2021

In 1898, upwardly mobile Blacks in Wilmington, NC were terrorized and slaughtered in a violent insurrection that set the stage for Jim Crow – and the next 123 years. Hardly anyone really knows about it.

Stock Buybacks Stand in the Way of Biden’s Infrastructure Plan

Article | Apr 7, 2021

Hedge fund managers are pushing American firms to play Wall Street games instead of investing in technologies of the future. China doesn’t have that problem.

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How to Show Up for Your Own Presentation

Video | Jun 5, 2019

Veteran writer and public speaker Lynn Parramore gives you three keys to sharing your research with an audience. Quell the fear, banish the boredom, and light the fire!

Can America Survive the Rule of a “Stupified Plutocracy”?

Video | Oct 24, 2018

Donald Trump, democracy, and how the wealthy crush the American Dream

Lynn Parramore on "The Attitude with Arnie Arnesen"

News May 9, 2018

Lynn Parramore discusses her INET articles, “America is Regressing into a Developing Nation for Most People,” and “The Corporate Plan to Groom US Kids for Servitude by Wiping out Public Schools.”

Richard Eskow Interviews Lynn Parramore

News Apr 24, 2018

“The Zero Hour with RJ Eskow” talks to Lynn Parramore about her INET piece on public education.