A Political and Literary Forum
The new HUD desegregation rule is a democratic reform, not a utopian one.
“Effective altruism,” the philanthropic movement founded on Peter Singer’s ideas, applies a consequentialist philosophy to the problem of global poverty.
A minimally acceptable ethical life involves using a substantial part of one’s spare resources to make the world a better place.
A mother's support group in Lodwar, Kenya. Photo: Marisol Grandon, UK Department for
Can Julián Castro stop HUD's demolition of public housing?
Edward G. Goetz
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.
The failure of institutions in São Paulo has paved the way for an ethic of organized crime.
Graham Denyer Willis
It's only fair, and other reasons why voters on all sides should agree.
Public housing has been a significant part of the debate over American government safety net programs.
Claude S. Fischer
80 percent also experience affluence.
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.
Judith A. Levine
One of America’s distinctive principles is that needy recipients must be deserving of help if they want to receive it.
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Andrew L. Croxford
Mariana Mazzucato, Rainer Kattel, Josh Ryan-Collins
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