Category Archives: Economic Mobility

News Article: NYT’s Kristof Blames Poverty on Too Many TVs, Not Too Little Money

News Article: Neil DeMause, NYT’s Kristof Blames Poverty on Too Many TVs, Not Too Little Money, FAIR (Oct. 31, 2016).

News Article: We Can Make Housing More Affordable

News Article: A. Barton Hinkle, We Can Make Housing More Affordable, Reason.com (Oct. 31, 2016).

New Report: “Law School Scholarship Policies: Engines Of Inequity”

New Report: LSSSE, Law School Scholarship Policies: Engines Of Inequity (2017).  News coverage here.

 

 

Podcast: Busted: America’s Poverty Myths

Podcast: Busted: America’s Poverty Myths, from On the Media

#1: The Poverty Tour

#2: Who Deserves to Be Poor?

#3: Rags to Riches

#4: When the Safety Net Doesn’t Catch You

#5: Breaking News Consumer’s Handbook: Poverty in American Edition

 

 

News Article: America’s Great Divergence

News Article: Alana Semeuls, America’s Great Divergence, The Atlantic (Jan. 30, 2017).

News Article: “After a year of strong jobs growth, D.C.’s unemployment rate drops to its lowest since 2008”

News Article: Aaron Gregg, “After a year of strong jobs growth, D.C.’s unemployment rate drops to its lowest since 2008,” Washington Post (Jan. 24, 2017).

New Article: “Mobility Report Cards: The Role of Colleges in Intergenerational Mobility”

New Article: Raj Chetty et al., Mobility Report Cards: The Role of Colleges in Intergenerational Mobility, Jan. 2017.

News Article: “D.C. Homelessness Doubles National Average as Living Costs Soar”

News Article: Noah Weiland, “D.C. Homelessness Doubles National Average as Living Costs Soar,” N.Y. Times, Jan. 1, 2017.

News Article: “A Bigger Economic Pie, but a Smaller Slice for Half of the U.S.”

News Article: Patricia Cohen, “A Bigger Economic Pie, but a Smaller Slice for Half of the U.S.,” N.Y. Times, Dec. 6, 2016.

Article: “Section 8 Is the New N-Word: Policing Integration in the Age of Black Mobility”

Article: Norrinda Brown Hayat, “Section 8 Is the New N-Word: Policing Integration in the Age of Black Mobility,” 51 Wash. U. J. L. & Pol’y 061 (2016).

This Article addresses the concept of black mobility within the context of Section 8 housing vouchers. Hayat explores the rise of racially coded language and its impact on racially discriminatory housing measures, highlighting the intersectionality between narratives of black criminality and the implicit biases of Section 8 proponents. Hayat argues for eradication of Section 8 enforcement schemes and facially race-neutral policies to promote the elimination of hyper-segregated neighborhoods.