Issue 8: Cash

Characters of Finance

Tara Emelye Needham challenges the self-help genre of the “debt confessional,” addressing the debilitating stress and depression that arises from self-imposed austerity, and gives human form to immaterial monetary concepts—debt, budget, and credit.

Pocket Money

Kerri Flannigan’s short history of babysitters’ unions highlights the continued need for collective spaces for undervalued child care workers.

A Year and Change

Navigating debt and a history of poverty, Cason Sharpe captures the relationship between race and class, exposing the trap of upward mobility through "hard work."