A Sign of the Times: Underearners Anonymous

Wednesday, May 16, 2012

You’ve probably heard of Alcoholics Anonymous. Maybe you’ve heard of Narcotics Anonymous, or Gamblers Anonymous. But have you ever heard about Clutterers Anonymous? Or Online Gamers AnonymousProbably not.

Genevieve Smith's 12-step program was another one of these lesser-known groups: Underearners Anonymous. Genevieve is an associate editor at Harper’s Magazine and is out with a new piece called “In Recovery: Twelve Steps to Prosperity.” The article details her experience with the support group aimed at helping those who believe they compulsively earn less than they should. Dan Ariely is a professor of behavioral economics at Duke University and the author of “Predictably Irrational.”


Dan Ariely and Genevieve Smith

Produced by:

Marc Kilstein and Mythili Rao

Comments [2]

Anonymous from New York

This journalist Genevieve Smith has done a very bad thing by going undercover into these rooms which are suppose to be sacred just so she could publish in a failing magazine. She should be ashamed of herself for her selfish acts. The universe will judge you!!!! When people find out what you really did, no one in their right mind will want to work with you because when the truth comes to light they will find out you cant be trusted!!1

May. 24 2012 09:55 AM
Susanna K. from Aiken, SC

My Postpartum Depression support group probably saved my life.

May. 16 2012 09:05 AM

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