Articles tagged with poverty

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Mike Konczal

Thomas Piketty’s Capital in the Twenty-First Century dismantles received economic wisdom on the nature of inequality—including the idea that it is necessary for a rising tide to lift all boats.

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Graham Denyer Willis

The failure of institutions in São Paulo has paved the way for an ethic of organized crime. 

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Mike Konczal

It's only fair, and other reasons why voters on all sides should agree.

Claude S. Fischer

Public housing has been a significant part of the debate over American government safety net programs.

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Judith A. Levine

Welfare policy breeds distrust, which in turn undermines outcomes. Judith A. Levine offers modest proposals for how we can reach the most disadvantaged among us.  

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Michael Gecan

Cities can make decisions. Cities can set their own priorities. Cities can resist the self-interested categories of those with extraordinary wealth.

Glenn C. Loury

Scarcity lays the foundation for thinking differently about poverty.

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Vivian Gornick

The cause of Camus's native countrymen moved him, yet he yearned helplessly toward the European culture that had formed him.

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Colin Dayan

Jonathan Katz has written the book about the Haitian earthquake. How does he contextualize the tragedy in the country's history?

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Mike Konczal

Debt relief is fair. It would also be good for the economy. Why isn’t it happening? Politics.