The entertainment industry’s absurd exploitative working hours have been normalized for too long. When production restarts, we need to reject “normal” and demand reasonable conditions.
Published in Current Affairs, June 2020
Working people are afraid of embracing free public
college and student loan forgiveness because they've
been conditioned to toil. They're afraid of anything
that looks like a "handout." But most working class
people don’t see what I saw first hand at RISD: the
rich get handouts all the time. They’re just not
regarded as such.