Barbara Ehrenreich: Journalist, Activist, and Author Who Explored Prosperity’s Dark Side

From a New York Times obit by Natalie Schachar headlined “Barbara Ehrenreich, Explorer of Prosperity’s Dark Side, Dies at 81”:

It was a casual meeting.

Over salmon and field greens, Barbara Ehrenreich was discussing future articles with her editor at Harper’s Magazine. Then, as she recalled, the conversation drifted.

How could anyone survive on minimum wage? She mused. A tenacious journalist should find out.

Her editor, Lewis Lapham, offered a half smile and a single word reply: “You.”