How Much Is a Word Worth?

Declining pay for freelance writers hurts more than just the quality of the prose

Malcolm Harris
Forge

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Illustrations by Jessica Siao

When people who read magazines read an article in a magazine, I don’t imagine they know how much the writer was paid. As consumers, we aren’t responsible for what workers make; market competition and minimum wage laws take care of that. So, as long as we pay for our purchases and we…

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Malcolm Harris
Forge

Author of “Kids These Days: Human Capital and the Making of Millennials” malcolmpharris@gmail ☭