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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Cybersecurity Expert: What the Media Miss on America’s Election Risks

Article | Oct 23, 2020

David Mussington, a leading expert on cybersecurity, reveals what’s worrying him most, from Facebook to foreign interference.

Profits Over Human Life? ER Doctor’s Story is Fearful Lesson for U.S. Workers During Pandemic

Article | Oct 20, 2020

Dr. Ming Lin spoke out about Covid safety at his hospital and was fired. He’s fighting back against a system that put profits over human life.

How Corruption is Becoming America’s Operating System

Article | Oct 1, 2020

New book by Sarah Chayes reveals the country’s descent into a level of corruption usually associated with places like Nigeria and Afghanistan

America’s Dire Inequality Demands a New Conceptual Framework. This Economist Has One.

Article | Sep 10, 2020

In a new book from Cambridge University Press, Lance Taylor reveals that wage repression — far more than monopoly power, offshoring or technological change — is driving rising inequality.

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Lynn Parramore on Trump and America's ongoing manterrupter problem

News Oct 28, 2020

“Obviously, there’s serious work to be done in changing cultural norms. Dealing with this disrespectful activity requires a versatile toolkit. … Fortunately, cultural norms can change. Challenges to traditional patriarchy and outdated workplace behavior, like the #MeToo movement, are already shifting notions of what is acceptable. Lesley Stahl has been a respected journalist for 50 years. Which means she likely knows better than anyone else that gaining a seat at the table doesn’t mean much if you can’t be heard over the din.” — INET Senior Research Analyst Lynn Parramore

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.”