Category Archives: Op-Ed

Op-Ed: “Chronicling homelessness: do ‘homeward bound’ bus programs work?”

Alastair Gee, Chronicling homelessness: do ‘homeward bound’ bus programs work?, September 29, 2017. [“Cities across the US offer publicly funded bus tickets to get homeless people back to their roots…”]

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Op-Ed: “America’s Child-Poverty Rate Has Hit a Record Low”

Annie Lowrey, America’s Child-Poverty Rate Has Hit a Record Low, The Atlantic, October 5, 2017. [“It fell thanks to government policies, not the expansion of the economy…”]

Op-Ed: “The GOP House Budget: Another Assault on People in Poverty”

John Bouman, The GOP House Budget: Another Assault on People in Poverty, The Shriver Brief. [“The evidence is crystal clear: The federal safety net is working.”]

Op-Ed: “Minority Neighborhoods Pay Higher Car Insurance Premiums Than White Areas With the Same Risk”

Julia Angwin, Jeff Larson, Lauren Kirchner and Surya Mattu, Minority Neighborhoods Pay Higher Car Insurance Premiums Than White Areas With the Same Risk, ProPublica, April 5, 2017. [“…some major insurers charge minority neighborhoods as much as 30 percent more than other areas with similar accident costs.”]

Op-Ed: “The Safety Net is Crucial for Kids”

Chad Stone, The Safety Net is Crucial for Kids, U.S. News, October 13, 2017. [“Government programs like tax credits and SNAP are proven to lower childhood poverty rates.”]

New Article: “Time’s up: As CHIP expires unrenewed, Congress blows a chance to save healthcare for 9 million children”

Michael Hiltzik, Time’s up: As CHIP expires unrenewed, Congress blows a chance to save healthcare for 9 million children, LA Times, September 29, 2017. [“Secretary of Health and Human Services Tom Price voted twice against expanding CHIP as a Georgia state legislator.”]

Op-Ed: “By age 3, inequality is clear: Rich kids attend school. Poor kids stay with a grandparent”

Heather Long, By age 3, inequality is clear: Rich kids attend school. Poor kids stay with a grandparent, Washington Post, September 26, 2017. [“Only 55 percent of America’s 3 and 4-year-olds attend a formal preschool”]

Op-Ed: “Payday Lending Faces Tough New Restrictions by Consumer Agency”

Stacy Cowley, Payday Lending Faces Tough New Restrictions by Consumer Agency, New York Times, October 5, 2017. [New agency rules look to curb predatory practices targeting the vulnerable.]

Op-Ed: “The subtle ways colleges discriminate against poor students explained with a cartoon.”

Alvin Chang, The subtle ways colleges discriminate against poor students explained with a cartoon, Vox, September 11, 2017. [“We stunt upward mobility and make college a finishing school for the affluent.”

Op-Ed: “For Homeless Advocates, a Discouraging Lesson in Los Angeles: Money is Not Enough”

Adam Nagourney, For Homeless Advocates, a Discouraging Lesson in Los Angeles: Money is Not Enough, New York Times, September 29, 2017. [Opponents of housing development for the homeless have taken a ‘by any means’ approach.]