Tag Archives: Low-Skilled Workers

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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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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New America: Ed Central: Alice McCarthy: America’s Job Training System: Better Than You Think

New America: Ed Central: Mary Alice McCarthy: America’s Job Training System: Better Than You Think This post was originally posted at The New Democrat on Blogger There are plenty parts of the Federal budget that I would like to cut … Continue reading

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Brookings Institution: Video: Robert Moffitt: Questions About EITC’s Role in the Safety Net

. This post was originally posted at The New Democrat on Blogger The whole point of the Earned Income Tax Credit which was signed into law by Richard Nixon or Gerald Ford, hardly Socialists, or even Liberals, was to encourage … Continue reading

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The New York Times: Opinion- Gregory Mankiew- Help The Working Poor, But Share The Burden

The New York Times: Opinion- Gregory Mankiew- Help the Working Poor, But Share The Burden This post was originally posted at The New Democrat Gregory Mankiew seems to be arguing in his New York Times column that the best way … Continue reading

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The New Republic: Opinion: Noam Scheiber: Raising the Minimum Wage Isn’t Just Good Politics: It’s Good Economics

This post was originally posted at The New Democrat on Blogger The New Republic: Opinion: Noam Scheiber: Raising the Minimum Wage Isn’t Just Good Politics: It’s Good Economics There are both good political as well as economic reasons for raising … Continue reading

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The Democratic Strategist: Opinion: Robert Creamer: How to Fight Economic Inequality

The Democratic Strategist: Robert Creamer: How to Fight Epidemic Economic Inequality This post was originally posted at The New Democrat on Blogger Perhaps someone should explain to me how someone with a good education, who works hard and is very … Continue reading

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