Annie Lowrey

Annie Lowrey

Annie Lowrey is a contributing editor at The Atlantic, covering economic policy.

The Hoarding of the American Dream

A new book examines how the upper-middle class has enriched itself and harmed economic mobility.

Maine's former governor John Baldacci, left, serves spaghetti at a fundraising event to benefit the Preble Street Resource Center, an agency that helps the homeless, in 2010.

The People Left Behind When Only the 'Deserving' Poor Get Help

Maine attached work requirements and time limits to its safety net, intensifying poverty in the state.

Men at a Works Progress Administration site in 1943.

Should the Government Guarantee Everyone a Job?

An old idea for preventing poverty and fighting recessions is gaining traction once again.

Is It Better to Be Poor in Bangladesh or in the Mississippi Delta?

The Nobel laureate Angus Deaton discusses extreme poverty, opioid addiction, Trump voters, robots, and rent-seeking.

2016: A Year Defined by America’s Diverging Economies

Just as income inequality has become a fixture in many Americans’ understanding of the country, so too must accelerating regional divides.