Gillian B. White, The Atlantic

Gillian B. White

The Atlantic

Houston, TX, United States

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Past articles by Gillian:

How Did We Get Here?

163 years of The Atlantic’s writing on race and racism in America → Read More

I Got a Pandemic Puppy, and You Can Too

Seriously, share this with the person you need to persuade. → Read More

Serena Williams's U.S. Open Loss Was Humiliating—But Not for Her

What happened to the superstar was shocking. It was not surprising. → Read More

How Does This Bull Market End?

This rally has weathered political uncertainty, a surprising presidential election, a pseudo trade war, a barrage of potentially market-moving tweets, and several sizable drops. Skeptics who have tried to pronounce the death knell of this rally have been proven wrong again and again as the stock market continued to shake off bad news and climb to new highs. But that won’t always be the case.… → Read More

America's Whittling Away of Consumer Protections

By suddenly ousting a board of advisors, the head of the CFPB is continuing to shape the bureau in Trump's image. → Read More

Market Volatility Is Scary—but It's Normal

The Dow's recent antics are an extreme resumption of one of markets’ typical features. → Read More

The Dow Just Had Its Worst Week in Two Years

Friday’s drop likely doesn’t spell trouble for the economy, but it was still an abrupt interruption to a remarkably steady growth streak. → Read More

The U.S. Experienced the Fastest Wage Growth Since 2009 in January

The first jobs report of the year beat economists’ expectations, and suggests that a key indicator of labor-market health may finally be improving. → Read More

Why Public Media Has a Sexual-Harassment Problem

Hollywood was one thing. But inoffensive, taxpayer-funded media? → Read More

Trump Misunderstands Jay-Z, and the Black Community

The president’s tweet directed at the rapper shows that he still doesn’t grasp the actual issues black Americans are struggling with. → Read More

The CFPB’s New Mission

In a memo, the agency's director outlines his vision for a regulator that's kinder and gentler to the financial industry. → Read More

Free Checking Is Basically a Thing of the Past

Big banks once offered some basic services without fees. But that's become rarer and rarer. → Read More

Trump's Biggest Economic Victory Yet

The Senate quickly confirmed the president's pick for the next leader of the Federal Reserve. → Read More

The Black and Hispanic Unemployment Rates Don't Deserve Applause

President Trump lauded them and then claimed credit for their positive developments in the past year. He was doubly mistaken. → Read More

The U.S. Economy Added 2.1 Million Jobs In 2017

But job growth in 2018 likely won't be as robust. → Read More

Mulvaney Is Making Fast Work of Deregulating the Financial Industry

The interim director of the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau is taking a more laissez-faire approach to policing the financial sector → Read More

The Opioid Crisis Comes to the Workplace

The number of Americans dying at work due to overdoses is increasing at a rapid clip. → Read More

4 Women Economists Reflect on What It’s Meant to Have a Woman Leader at the Fed

“I don't know that many people ever believed that someone other than a white male should be a Fed chair.” → Read More

Mick Mulvaney Is Pretending Everything's Totally Normal at Work

The legal battle for control of the CFPB isn’t stopping Trump’s pick from assuming the role of interim director. → Read More

Monday Morning Drama at Trump's Most Hated Agency

The workweek got off to a weird start when two people showed up expecting to fill the role of acting director at the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau. → Read More