Poverty

What If Your Humanitarian Donations Are Making Things Worse?
October 07, 2014

This new book makes that controversial claim.

The Ten Worst-Paying Jobs in America
From fry cooks to the guy parking cars
August 31, 2014

It's Labor Day—time to remember everybody who works, but particularly those who don't make a lot of money.

These Are the Stories of Daily Struggle in America
A few dollars can make a big difference
August 29, 2014

A few dollars can make a big difference.

You Can't Understand Ferguson Without First Understanding These Three Things
Reflections from a former state senator from St. Louis
August 15, 2014

Reflections from a former state senator from St. Louis.

Paul Ryan Genuinely Wants to Help the Poor, But Has No Clue How
July 16, 2014

He cares. He really cares. But that's not enough.

Buzzfeed Chronicles Paul Ryan's Metamorphosis, Ignores His Frightening Budget
April 28, 2014

What Buzzfeed doesn't tell us about Paul Ryan. (Hint: A lot.)

For Boys, Moving to a Wealthier Neighborhood Is as Traumatic as Going to War
Leaving poverty is more complicated than you think.
March 05, 2014

The boys were thought of as thugs. Girls, on the other hand, were seen as helpless victims. 

The New GOP Poverty Efforts Are Impractical, Incoherent, and Inhumane
And they'll also put more kids in poverty
March 04, 2014

Obama's agenda embraces things that work. Paul Ryan's embraces revolutionary chaos.

Paul Ryan's New Report Undermines the Case for His Budget
March 03, 2014

Turns out that underfunding programs makes them less effective. Who knew?

David Brooks Forgot to Do His Research Before Writing About Poverty and Pre-K
January 24, 2014

He says we've "made two mistakes" in helping underprivileged children. His column has more mistakes than that.

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