Category Archives: News Coverage of Poverty

When Poverty Makes You Sick, a Lawyer Can Be the Cure – NYTimes.com

When Poverty Makes You Sick, a Lawyer Can Be the Cure – NYTimes.com.

Paul Ryan and His Poverty Prophet – NYTimes.com

Paul Ryan and His Poverty Prophet – NYTimes.com.

Ryan to propose deficit-neutral anti-poverty plan – The Washington Post

Ryan to propose deficit-neutral anti-poverty plan – The Washington Post [punchline: block grant everything].

And here is a link (I can’t get the functionality to work) to a response by the Sargent Shriver Center:  http://www.theshriverbrief.org/2014/07/articles/economic-security-and-opportun/ryans-path-to-prosperity-means-more-poverty-and-less-opportunityunless-youre-wealthy/

News Coverage: “D.C. family homeless shelter beset by dysfunction, decay”

An extensive article:  Justin Jouvenal, Robert Samuels & DeNeen L. Brown, D.C. family homeless shelter beset by dysfunction, decay, Washington Post, July 12, 2014.

And here is a related op-ed from DC’s other paper: Aaron Weiner, D.C. General Is Awful. Closing It Could Be Worse., Washington City Paper, July 14, 2014.

In Connecticut, Breaking Barrier Between a Suburb and Public Housing – NYTimes.com

In Connecticut, Breaking Barrier Between a Suburb and Public Housing – NYTimes.com.

Op-Ed: “Improving Federal Laws To End Poverty in Indian Country”

Op-Ed: Robert T. Coulter, Improving Federal Laws To End Poverty in Indian Country, Equal Voice, July 1, 2014.

Navajo Nation - Photo Copyright Ezra Rosser

Navajo Nation – Photo Copyright Ezra Rosser

Let Them Eat Cash – NYTimes.com

Let Them Eat Cash – NYTimes.com.  (Could be good as an assignment for a class.)

Boom Meets Bust in Texas: Atop Sea of Oil, Poverty Digs In – NYTimes.com

Boom Meets Bust in Texas: Atop Sea of Oil, Poverty Digs In – NYTimes.com.

Gaming the Poor – NYTimes.com

Gaming the Poor – NYTimes.com.

Growth Has Been Good for Decades. So Why Hasn’t Poverty Declined? – NYTimes.com

Growth Has Been Good for Decades. So Why Hasn’t Poverty Declined? – NYTimes.com.