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News Article: A Big Safety Net and Strong Job Market Can Coexist. Just Ask Scandinavia. – NYTimes.com

A Big Safety Net and Strong Job Market Can Coexist. Just Ask Scandinavia. – NYTimes.com.

For Fun: The 2014 Hater’s Guide To The Williams-Sonoma Catalog

For Fun: The 2014 Hater’s Guide To The Williams-Sonoma Catalog.

New Infographic: “The Rise of Suburban Poverty”

New Infographic: “The Rise of Suburban Poverty.”  (Note: I get many requests to post infographics and this one I am posting mainly because the host page, , does seem to have interesting links.  But I am nervous about such infographic post requests — I suspect many are either class assignments which is okay, or efforts to drive up page views but not for their own sake — and not going to post many.)

New Podcast: “Economic Opportunity and Justice: The Next 50 Years”

New Podcast from the Shriver Center: “Economic Opportunity and Justice: The Next 50 Years.”

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.”