Category Archives: Wealthy

News Article: If you’re a poor person in America, Trump’s budget is not for you

News Article: Steven Mufson and Tracy Jan, If you’re a poor person in America, Trump’s budget is not for you, Washington Post (Mar. 16, 2017).

Note: The Misguided Appeal of a Minimally Adequate Education

Note: The Misguided Appeal of a Minimally Adequate Education, 130 Harv. L. Rev. 1458 (2017).

News Article: How the Rich Gain and the Poor Lose Under the Republican Health Care Plan

News Article: Haeyoun Park & Margaret Sanger-Katz, How the Rich Gain and the Poor Lose Under the Republican Health Care Plan, N.Y. Times (w/charts).

News Article: Who Wins and Who Loses Under Republicans’ Health Care Plan

News Article: Kevin Quealy & Margot Sanger-KatzWho Wins and Who Loses Under Republicans’ Health Care Plan, N.Y. Times (Mar. 8, 2017). [w/charts]

News Article: Trump Budget Proposal Reflects Working-Class Resentment of the Poor

News Article: Eduardo Porter, Trump Budget Proposal Reflects Working-Class Resentment of the Poor, N.Y. Times (Mar. 7, 2017).

News Article: Jason Chaffetz’s iPhone comment revives the ‘poverty is a choice’ argument

News Article: Philip Bump, Jason Chaffetz’s iPhone comment revives the ‘poverty is a choice’ argument, Washington Post (Mar. 7, 2017).

Series: The New Face of American Unemployment

Series: Jeanna Smialek and Patricia Laya, The New Face of American Unemployment, Bloomberg (2017).

News Article: Federal Anti-Poverty Programs Primarily Help the GOP’s Base

News Article: Ronald Brownstein, Federal Anti-Poverty Programs Primarily Help the GOP’s Base, The Atlantic (Feb. 16, 2017).

 

Article: A Foe More Than a Friend: Law and the Health of the American Urban Poor

Article: David A. Papke & Elise Papke, A Foe More Than a Friend: Law and the Health of the American Urban Poor, Fordham Urban L.J. (forthcoming 2017).

Social epidemiologists insist fundamental social conditions play a large role in the health problems of the American urban poor, but these well-intentioned scholars and practitioners do not necessarily appreciate how greatly law is intertwined with those social conditions. Law helps create and maintain the urban poor’s shabby and unhealthy physical environment, and law also facilitates behaviors among the urban poor that can result in chronic health conditions. Then, too, law shapes and configures the very poverty that consigns the urban poor to the inner city with its limited social capital and political clout. Overall, law creates and perpetuates the health problems of the urban poor more than it eliminates or ameliorates them. Social epidemiologists and others concerned with improving the urban poor’s health might therefore approach law as a foe more than a friend.

News Article: Don’t be fooled by ‘school choice,’ it is the latest attempt to funnel tax money to private schools

News Article: Ken Zornes, Don’t be fooled by ‘school choice,’ it is the latest attempt to funnel tax money to private schools , Dallas News (Feb. 3, 2017).