Category Archives: War on Poverty

The New America Foundation: New America Weekly- Lara Burt- TANF and Teachers: How Current Policies Are Keeping Single Mothers Down and Out of School

Source: This piece was originally posted at The New Democrat: The New America Foundation: New America Weekly- Lara Burt- TANF and Teachers: How Current Policies Are Keeping Single Mothers Down and Out of School It’s not that TANF or the … Continue reading

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Economist’s View: Opinion- Alan Krueger- The Minimum Wage: How Much is Too Much?

Source: Economist’s View: Opinion- Alan Krueger- The Minimum Wage: How Much is Too Much? Good question, because how is a job where the employee bags groceries, rings up groceries, makes cheeseburgers, cleans up after people, takes orders from customers, worth. … Continue reading

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Brookings Institution: Center on Children and Families: Ron Haskins: $2 a Day, A More Complete Picture: The Next Stage of Welfare Reform

Source: Brookings Institution: Center on Children and Families: Ron Haskins: $2 a Day, A More Complete Picture: The Next Stage of Welfare Reform I agree with Ron Haskins here that when today’s Progressives say that Americans in poverty only live … Continue reading

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VOA News: Janet Weinstein- Activists- Higher US Minimum Wage Still Not High Enough

VOA News: Janet Weinstein- Activists- Higher US Minimum Wage Still Not High Enough The so-called conservative economist in this piece, said something that is simply false and perhaps even insulting to minimum wage workers, that I have to correct, or … Continue reading

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US News: Opinion: Eric Schnurer: Why Ending Poverty May Require an Entrepreneurial Approach

US News: Opinion: Eric Schnurer: Why Ending Poverty May Require an Entrepreneurial Approach I agree with Eric Schnurer that the private sector should be involved in fighting poverty in America. Things like grants and subsidies to train low-income low-skilled adults … Continue reading

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The New Republic: Opinion- Elizabeth Stoker Bruenig- “The Economist Magazine is Wrong About Welfare’s Impact on Family”: Why People on Welfare Should Be Encouraged to Work

Source: This piece was originally posted at The New Democrat Plus As far as disability insurance, if you are physically and mentally able to working, meaning you don’t suffer from some physical or mental condition that makes it hard if not … Continue reading

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The New Republic: Opinion- Jamie Holmes: ‘Why Can’t More People Escape Poverty?’

Source:The New Republic– Poverty in America? Source:The New Republic: Opinion- Jamie Holmes: ‘Why Can’t More People Escape Poverty?’ “During this week’s Congressional Black Caucus special order hour on “Lifting Americans Out of Poverty”, Rep. Hakeem Jeffries’ explained the base causes … Continue reading

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Brookings Institution: Up Front: Melissa S. Kearney & Benjamin Harris: Fighting Poverty Needs to be a National Priority

Clinton Initiative on Poverty Brookings Institution: Up Front: Melissa S. Kearney & Benjamin Harris: Fighting Poverty Needs to be a National Policy Priority This blog covers and writes about poverty a lot as it should. But writing about something a … Continue reading

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Slate: Opinion: Reihan Salam: NYC Mayor De Blasio’s Welfare Mistake

SlateSource: (via De Blasio and welfare: The New York City mayor’s terrible plan to reduce work requirements for recipients of public assistance.) I guess the Socialist has arrived in New York City to be their mayor in Bill De Blasio. In … Continue reading

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Slate: Opinion: Matthew Yglesias: Work-Ethic and The Welfare State

Slate: Opinion: Matthew Yglesias: Work-Ethic and The Welfare State This post was originally posted at The New Democrat on Blogger This is the real debate we should be having when it comes to poverty in America. How to encourage people … Continue reading

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