Amanda Aronczyk has been a public radio reporter and new media producer for over 15 years, and has worked at Radiolab, Marketplace, Weekend America and The Next Big Thing. As a freelancer, she has produced podcasts for the The New Yorker and Slate, as well as reported and produced for a variety of programs, including the BBC World Service, Freakonomics and Studio 360. She’s also an adjunct faculty member at the CUNY Graduate School of Journalism. She's currently working on The Cost of Crime, a multimedia investigation into the financial repercussions of imprisonment.  

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Features by Amanda Aronczyk

Going to prison can be costly for the whole family

Prison costs don't just fall on the taxpayer.
Posted In: prison

Philadelphia collects court debt decades later

Since 2010, the courts of Philadelphia have embarked on a massive debt collection from ex-offenders. It’s an attempt to collect on $1.5 billion in old fees, fines and forfeited bail owed to the criminal justice system.
Posted In: Wealth and Poverty, prison, Crime, debt, Philadelphia

A poem: O Euro! My Euro!

With apologies to Walt Whitman, the Wall Street Poet considers the euro in verse, circa 2002 and the present day.
Posted In: euro, Eurozone, Europe debt crisis

Inside Kodak, U.S.A.

As Kodak struggles to avoid bankruptcy, Economy 4.0's David Brancaccio visits Rochester, N.Y., to remember the middle class communities the company helped create.
Posted In: manufacturing, kodak, photography

Why Do You Give to Charity?

If you're answer is: "For the tax breaks, of course!" you might be offered less of an incentive in the near future....
Posted In: Charitable giving, economy 4.0, Supercommittee, tax deduction, tax reform

"I Have Found a Flaw..."

These few words, a shocking admission at the time, were uttered by former chairman of the Federal Reserve, Alan Greenspan, back in October 2008. ...
Posted In: Alan Greenspan, david brancaccio, David Sington, economy 4.0, global financial crisis, recession, The Flaw

Happy: The Movie

A new documentary about the search for happiness is playing in Boulder tonight, Bellingham tomorrow as well as Buffalo, New York City, Flagstaff,...
Posted In: david brancaccio, economy 4.0, happiness, Happy, well-being

The Appalachian Trail Index

On Tuesday, David checked in on some unconventional economic indicators from early in the recession, and while researching, another unusual indic...
Posted In: alternative indicators, Appalachian Trail, david brancaccio, economy 4.0, new numbers

"The Department of Happiness"

The LA Times recently blogged about the possibility of a Department of Happiness: Someday in the not-too-distant future, the U.S. departments...
Posted In: alternative indicators, david brancaccio, economics of happiness, economy 4.0, nef, new numbers, well-being

Watching Occupy Wall Street

As the protest enters it's fourth week, more and more people are heading down to Lower Manhattan to have a look for themselves at Occupy Wall...
Posted In: david brancaccio, economy 4.0, Occupy Wall Street, picture this

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