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
US stock prices opened trading much higher today after yesterday’s rout and the rout the day before that and the rout the day before that. European markets were up also. The Chinese markets, which...
August 26, 2015 | Wallace Turbeville
Today marks 95 years since the passage of the 19th Amendment, which gave women the right to vote, and 44 years since Congress designated its anniversary Women’s Equality Day. This gives us the...
August 26, 2015 | Amy Traub
The Census will release a new crop of poverty data in a few weeks. In anticipation of the release, I have been refining my "life status" approach to categorizing the various types of poor people....
August 25, 2015 | Matt Bruenig
In an op-ed for The New York Times, Professor Victor Fleischer of the University of San Diego School of Law advocated minimum annual payouts from university endowments to reduce tuition and increase...
August 21, 2015 | Wallace Turbeville
Donald Trump said the following in an interview with Time magazine: Don’t forget in the meantime we have a real unemployment rate that’s probably 21%. It’s not 6. [It's] not 5.2 and 5.5. Our real...
August 21, 2015 | Matt Bruenig