Michael Grabell writes about economic and labor issues for ProPublica, where he has produced stories for the New York Times, NPR, CBS News, USA Today and Time magazine. He most recently produced a series of stories documenting wage theft and safety problems in the growing blue-collar temp staffing industry. ProPublica is a non-profit news outlet founded in 2008 to fill the gap in in-depth reporting as the media was cutting back the resources needed for such journalism. Grabell is the author of Money Well Spent? (Perseus, 2013), a nonfiction book chronicling President Obama’s attempts to revive the economy from the Great Recession, as well as the poetry chapbook, Macho Man (Finishing Line Press, 2014).