Category Archives: News Coverage of Poverty

New Op-Ed: Can a New Kind of Payday Lender Help the Poor?

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New Op-Ed: Susie Cagle, Can a New Kind of Payday Lender Help the Poor? TheNation.com, July 9, 2018.

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New Op-Ed: Chocolate is a luxury. The people who produce it live in extreme poverty

cocoa_opedNew Op-Ed: Hans Theyer, Chocolate is a luxury. The people who produce it live in extreme poverty, Wash. Post, July 7, 2018.

New Op-Ed: In Los Angeles, Where the Rich and the Destitute Cross Paths

New Op-Ed: Tim Arango, In Los Angeles, Where the Rich and the Destitute Cross Paths, NYTimes.com, July 2, 2018.

New Op-Ed: Benefits, Work, and Poverty

There’s nothing a like a good chart. As work requirements appear all the rage, Krugman importantly asks a simple question to keep things in perspective: With a superior macroeconomic situation (U.S. near full employment), why are so many more Americans in poverty than in the “welfare states” of Europe? Hint: Don’t blame state generosity.

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New Op-Ed: Paul Krugman, Benefits, Work, and Poverty, NYTimes.com, July 15, 2018.

New Op-Ed: Bussed Out: How America moves its homeless

New Op-Ed: Outside in America team, Bussed Out: How America moves its homeless, TheGuardian.com, Dec. 20, 2017.

New Op-Ed: The situation on the streets

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New Op-Ed: Kevin Fagan, The situation on the streets, San Francisco Chronicle, June 28, 2018.

New Op-Ed: How America Treats Its Own Children

New Op-Ed: Annie Lowrey, How America Treats Its Own Children, The Atlantic, June 21, 2018.

[Self-promotion] New Op-ed: The Trump Administration Doesn’t Really Care About Poverty

[Self-promotion] New Op-ed: Ezra Rosser, The Trump Administration Doesn’t Really Care About Poverty, The Hill, June 25, 2018. This is a response to Niki Haley’s response to the U.N. report on U.S. poverty but was written before the official U.S. response, available here, came out.

New Op-Ed: The Deep, Uniquely American Roots of Our Affordable-Housing Crisis

New Op-Ed: Bryce Covert, The Deep, Uniquely American Roots of Our Affordable-Housing Crisis, The Nation, May 24, 2018.

New Op-Ed: This is what homelessness looks like for my mom

carliving_imageNew Op-Ed: Melody Clark, This is what homelessness looks like for my mom, Curbed Seattle, April 17, 2018.

Thousands of people are experiencing housing instability in Seattle — including those staying on couches and in cars.