Long-time journalist Gary Rivlin is an Investigative Fund Fellow at The Nation Institute. A former New York Times reporter, he is the author of five books, including Fire on the Prairie: Chicago's Harold Washington and the Politics of Race. That book prompted the late Studs Terkel to compare him to I.F. Stone and write, "Rivlin saw clearly what other journalists were blind to, and reported what they had non-reported." Rivlin's most recent book is Broke, USA: From Pawnshops to Poverty, Inc. — How the Working Poor Became Big Business, which the New Yorker's James Surowiecki described as a "blistering new investigation of the subprime economy." Rivlin is currently writing a new book for Simon & Schuster about New Orleans post-Katrina, which he covered for seven months while on staff with the Times.
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