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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Why is Getting Old So Hard and Expensive in America? New Book Challenges How We Think.

Article | Jul 18, 2023

In The Measure of Our Age, elder justice expert M.T. Connolly, who served as coordinator of the Department of Justice’s Elder Justice Initiative, offers both a warning and challenge: the systems we rely on to protect us as we age haven’t caught up to our longevity. Good news: we have the tools to build better ones.

Economics v. the Earth: New Book Explores the History of a Tense Relationship

Article | Jul 6, 2023

Fredrik Albritton Jonsson and Carl Wennerlind reveal how centuries of belief in infinite growth on a finite planet have put us all in danger

ER Doctor: "Private Equity in Medicine is Dangerous to Patients"

Article | Jun 22, 2023

Dr. Ming Lin, and healthcare providers like him, are fighting to take back control of medicine from private equity firms that are gobbling up practices and facilities. Should Wall Street make life-and-death decisions based on the bottom line?

Feminist Economist Challenges Field to Deal with Women’s Bodies

Article | Jun 1, 2023

In her new book “Naked Feminism,” Victoria Bateman explains how economic conditions drive restrictions on women’s bodily freedom and why that freedom is critical to economic prosperity.

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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.