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Op-Ed: Paul Krugman, “In Defense of Obama” | Rolling Stone

In Defense of Obama | Rolling Stone.

Cute Article: Family Reliant On Government Hand-outs To Have Second Child

Family Reliant On Government Hand-outs To Have Second Child – The Shovel.

A Church for the Poor – NYTimes.com

A Church for the Poor – NYTimes.com.

A good blog post on the Princeton privilege author with a list of responses

A Few Thoughts on Privilege | Nancy Leong.

U.N. should encourage redistribution of wealth, pope says – chicagotribune.com

U.N. should encourage redistribution of wealth, pope says – chicagotribune.com.

Congress passes a guaranteed basic income law

Modeled on President Richard Nixon’s GAI proposal, Congress today passed a guaranteed basic income law.  The Freedom Of Ordinary Life Act provides a negative income tax support similar to the EITC but without the work requirement and with benefit levels that correspond to that required to meet basic needs.  It is expected that a Heritage supported challenge to the Act will be unsuccessful in the face of a mostly supportive federal bench.  The Act actually was inspired by the rising inequality and the need to address that inequality through non-market forces, for as President Kennedy stated “If a free society cannot help the many who are poor, it cannot save the few who are rich.”

Upcoming Conference: “Poverty in the New Gilded Age: Inequality In America” American Univ. Apr. 2, 2014

JGSPL Sympo Flyer 2014The Journal of Gender, Social Policy & the Law at American University Washington College of Law is hosting a conference on Wednesday, April 2, 2014 on “Poverty in the New Gilded Age: Inequality In America” in Washington, D.C.  There is a great list of presenters coming to the conference so it should be a good symposium:  2014 JGSPL Detailed Symposium Agenda!

 

The Hammock Fallacy – NYTimes.com

The Hammock Fallacy – NYTimes.com.

News on Dinesh D’Souza . . . Conservative Author Is Charged With Using Straw Donors – NYTimes.com

Conservative Author Is Charged With Using Straw Donors – NYTimes.com.

Revised Look

[Explanation of Site Changes: I added a sidebar RSS feed from the Spotlight on Poverty and Opportunity because they seem to keep it updated with media coverage of poverty that I thought people might be interested in.  I also used the addition of another sidebar as an excuse to change the top photo -- this is a photo I took of the front of a house in New Orleans post-Katrina.]