Category Archives: News Coverage of Poverty

News Coverage: “The Senate GOP health bill in one sentence: poor people pay more for worse insurance”

News Coverage: Ezra Klein, “The Senate GOP health bill in one sentence: poor people pay more for worse insurance,” Vox, June 22, 2017.

New Op-Ed: “The GOP hates red tape — except when it comes to poor people”

New Op-Ed: Noah Zatz, The GOP hates red tape — except when it comes to poor people, Wash. Post, May 30, 2017.

News Article: “Inequality University”

New Article: Freddie Deboer, Inequality University, Jacobin, May 22, 2017

 

News and Politics: “Jared Kushner’s Other Real Estate Empire”

News and Politics: Alec MacGilles, Jared Kushner’s Other Real Estate Empire, N.Y. Times, May 23, 2017.

NY Times Editorial: “The Problem Isn’t Food Stamps, It’s Poverty”

NY Times Editorial: “The Problem Isn’t Food Stamps, It’s Poverty,” May 26, 2017.

Lots of News about Trump’s Budget Proposal and the Poor this Week

This week there was lots of coverage of Trump’s proposed budget (see this overview from the NY Times) and its effect on poor people.  Below are just some of the articles and op-eds on the topic:

Perhaps the headline from the NPR story says it best:

Lastly, perhaps to explain what Republicans think about all this, this week Ben Carson called poverty largely a state of mind.

News Coverage: “Section 8 Vouchers Help The Poor — But Only If Housing Is Available”

News Coverage: NPR, “Section 8 Vouchers Help The Poor — But Only If Housing Is Available,” May 10, 2017.

News Coverage: “How Homeownership Became the Engine of American Inequality”

News Coverage: Matthew Desmond, How Homeownership Became the Engine of American Inequality, N.Y. Times Magazine, May 9, 2017.

New Report: “Set Up to Fail – Rapid Re-Housing in the District of Columbia”

New Report: Max Tipping, Set Up to Fail – Rapid Re-Housing in the District of Columbia (Wash. Legal Clinic for the Homeless, 2017).  Washington Post news coverage of the report here.

Global Inequality Index Map from The Guardian Newspaper

Here.