Down the Up Escalator

An interview with Barbara Garson on her activism and the social experience of income inequity.

Barbara Garson has been writing on American labor politics for decades; her latest book, Down the Up Escalator: How the 99 Percent Live, documents the social experience of income inequality. In this conversation, we talk about her activism against the Vietnam War, the impetus behind her play MacBird!, and the interaction between technology and labor.