James Bloodworth (journalist)
James Bloodworth is an English journalist and writer.
A former member of the Trotskyist group Alliance for Workers' Liberty, he edited the left-wing blog Left Foot Forward from 2013 until 2016. Bloodworth writes a weekly column for the International Business Times and wrote for The Spectator's Coffee House blog from 2013 to 2015. His work has also appeared in The Guardian, The Independent, and The Wall Street Journal. He now also writes regularly for the website Unherd.
Bloodworth's Hired: Six Months Undercover in Low-Wage Britain (Atlantic Books) was published in March 2018. To research the oppressive conditions faced by those working in low-paid and minimum-wage jobs, the author spent six months employed in such posts. This included periods working as a care worker in Blackpool, an Uber driver and in the UK packaging warehouse of Amazon. According to one review the book has been praised "across the political spectrum".  In September 2018, US Senator Bernie Sanders tweeted out a video in which Bloodworth drew on his book to criticize Amazon, as part of Sander's push to introduce a bill that would charge large companies such as Amazon for the federal welfare programs that subsidize their low-wage workers.
- "James Bloodworth: A left-wing case against Comrade Jeremy Corbyn". International Business Times UK. 4 August 2015.
- "James Bloodworth is wrong about Jeremy Corbyn - Workers' Liberty". www.workersliberty.org.
- "James Bloodworth". International Business Times. Retrieved 3 October 2017.
- "Author: James Bloodworth | Coffee House". The Spectator. Retrieved 3 October 2017.
- "James Bloodworth". the Guardian. Retrieved 3 October 2017.
- "James Bloodworth". The Independent. Retrieved 3 October 2017.
- Bloodworth, James (12 February 2015). "The Race for Britain's Youth Vote". Wall Street Journal. ISSN 0099-9660. Retrieved 3 October 2017.
- "James Bloodworth, Author at UnHerd". UnHerd.
- Wigmore, Tim (10 July 2016). "Does The Myth of Meritocracy show us how to alleviate inequality?". New Statesman. Retrieved 7 February 2017.
- Patrikarakos, David (14 July 2016). "The Myth of Meritocracy: 'Why Working-Class Kids Still Get Working-Class Jobs' by James Bloodworth". Prospect. Retrieved 7 February 2017.
- Burchill, Julie (11 June 2016). "Tony Blair is top rotter in James Bloodworth's The Myth of Meritocracy". The Spectator. Retrieved 7 February 2017.
- Bloodworth, James (20 February 2017). "All the horror stories I came across as a care worker were about employers | James Bloodworth". The Guardian. ISSN 0261-3077. Retrieved 3 October 2017.
- Cohen, Nick (11 March 2018). "Hired: Six Months Undercover in Low-Wage Britain – review". The Guardian. Retrieved 23 March 2018.
- Burke, Michael (10 September 2018). "Bernie Sanders renews attacks on Amazon, shares video accusing company of 'Orwellian language'". TheHill.
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