Category Archives: News Coverage of Poverty

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.

News Coverage: Why a law meant to protect the poor from gentrification doesn’t really work – The Washington Post

News Coverage: Why a law meant to protect the poor from gentrification doesn’t really work – The Washington Post

News Coverage: “Jeb Bush wants to end food stamps.”

News Coverage: Jeb Bush wants to end food stamps.

Op-Ed: “An Aging Society Changes the Story on Poverty for Retirees” – The New York Times

Op-ed: Eduardo Porter, An Aging Society Changes the Story on Poverty for Retirees, New York Times, Dec. 22, 2015