Earlier this week, I argued that a child benefit, an unconditional per-child cash benefit paid out to parents, would disproportionately benefit Blacks and Latinos. This is because children make up a...
September 4, 2015 | Matt Bruenig
After a years-long campaign, The NYC Coalition to Stop Credit Checks in Employment has officially achieved its eponymous goal. As of today, employers can no longer submit employees or job applicants...
September 3, 2015 | Emmanuel Caicedo
Richard Reeves has a post at Brookings about the "two anti-poverty strategies." He explains: Strategy 1 policies attempt to reduce the number of people in income poverty, usually by transferring...
September 3, 2015 | Matt Bruenig
As of today, New Yorkers’ personal finances are none of their bosses’ business. Today Local Law 37, prohibiting discrimination based on consumer credit history, goes into effect. As a result,...
September 3, 2015 | Amy Traub
Donald Trump has gotten attention recently for his candor about our broken money in politics system. Trump claims he is so rich that he can’t be bought, and has suggested that other candidates are “...
September 2, 2015 | Allie Boldt
Clio Chang has a post at The Century Foundation about combatting the resilience of Black child poverty with a child allowance. In it, Chang notes that Black and Latino families with...
August 31, 2015 | Matt Bruenig
Earlier this week, I rehashed the point that the poor are primarily people who reside in vulnerable populations: children, elderly, disabled, students, caretakers, and the involuntarily unemployed. I...
August 28, 2015 | Matt Bruenig
It’s been a decade since Hurricane Katrina devastated the Gulf Coast area of the United States, and nearly destroyed New Orleans. Katrina was one of the worst natural disasters in U.S. history,...
August 28, 2015 | Donovan X Ramsey