Category Archives: News Coverage of Poverty
Op-Ed: Paul Krugman, From the Mouths of Babes, N.Y. Times, May 30, 2013 [Responding to conservative attacks on food stamps.]
New Article: Sabrina Tavernise, ”For Medicare, Immigrants Offer Surplus, Study Finds,” N.Y. Times, May 29, 2013.
Here: Annie Lowrey, Is It Crazy to Think We Can Eradicate Poverty?, N.Y. Times, Apr. 30, 2013.
New York Times: Tara Siegel Bernard, Budget Negotiating Chip Has Big Downside for Old and Poor, N.Y. Times, Apr. 19, 2013.
News Coverage: Jennifer B. McKim, Tenants, buyers of foreclosed units tangle over rents, Boston Globe, Mar. 20, 2013.
New York Times: Annie Lowrey, As Automatic Budget Cuts Go Into Effect, Poor May Be Hit Particularly Hard, N.Y. Times, Mar. 3, 2013.
Good Article: John Tierney, Prison and the Poverty Trap, New York Times, Feb. 18, 2013
In Dec. 2012, I posted a link to Nicholas Kristof’s troublesome op-ed on SSI. Given the amount of response to the op-ed, Kristof posted a very good letter from Community Legal Services of Philadelphia and his responses to the letter. It should be added that Kristof continues to author op-eds on poverty that rely upon questionable sources and assumptions even where they do highlight important issues — in this case the predictable struggles of growing up in poverty.
(Bad) Op-Ed of note: Nicholas D. Kristof, Profiting From a Child’s Illiteracy, N.Y. Times, Dec. 7, 2012. And here is a response from the Center on Budget and Policy Priorities. The nicest thing that can be said about the op-ed is that it covers a lot of ground . . .