Category Archives: News Coverage of Poverty

News Coverage: “Confronting the Parasite Economy”

News Coverage: Nick Hanauer, Confronting the Parasite Economy, American Prospect, May 16, 2016.

News Coverage: “Why a housing scheme founded in racism is making a resurgence today”

News Coverage: Emily Badger, “Why a housing scheme founded in racism is making a resurgence today,” Wash. Post, May 13, 2016.

News Coverage: “Studying How Poverty Keeps Hurting Young Minds, and What to Do About It”

News Coverage: Jim Dwyer, Studying How Poverty Keeps Hurting Young Minds, and What to Do About It, N.Y. Times, May 3, 2016.

Worth Reading: “The life and times of Strider Wolf”

Worth Reading: Written by Sarah Schweitzer, Photos by Jessica Rinaldi, The life and times of Strider Wolf, Boston Globe, Nov. 2015.  Editor’s Note: the photos won a Pulitzer and the story is worth reading.

News Coverage: “What life is like on $7.25 per hour”

News Coverage: Jenny Jarvie, What life is like on $7.25 per hour, L.A. Times, Apr. 6, 2016.

News Coverage: “ The Panama Papers Expose the Hidden Wealth of the World’s Super-Rich”

News Coverage: Chuck Collins, The Panama Papers Expose the Hidden Wealth of the World’s Super-Rich, The Nation, Apr. 5, 2016.

My Letter to the Editor re: Trump’s Plan to Block Remittances to Mexicoo

Letter Wash Post Trump Remittances 2016

Or for those who actually want to read it, here is the link to the letter with a photo of Trump from the Washington Post.

Trump Proposes Blocking Remittances to Force Mexico to Pay for Border Wall

In the the news.  Needless-to-say, I think this is wrong.  My article on remittances, which discusses the dangers posed by this and other forms of capture by sending countries, can be found here.  A related article on the connection between remittances and food security can be found here.

News Coverage [from Canada]: “Middle-Class Injustice: Too Wealthy For Legal Aid, Too Pinched For ‘Average’ Lawyers’ Fees”

News Coverage [from Canada]: “Middle-Class Injustice: Too Wealthy For Legal Aid, Too Pinched For ‘Average’ Lawyers’ Fees

News Coverage: “Will the New SAT Better Serve Poor Students?”

News Coverage: Mikhail Zinshteyn, Will the New SAT Better Serve Poor Students?, The Atlantic, Mar. 5, 2016.