Category Archives: War on Poverty

The New America Foundation: New America Weekly- Lara Burt- TANF and Teachers: How Current Policies Are Keeping Single Mothers Down and Out of School

Source: This piece was originally posted at The New Democrat: The New America Foundation: New America Weekly- Lara Burt- TANF and Teachers: How Current Policies Are Keeping Single Mothers Down and Out of School It’s not that TANF or the … Continue reading

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Conservable Economist: Timothy Taylor- Twenty Years Since The Welfare Reform of 1996: The Next Stage of Welfare to Work

Source: This piece was originally posted at The New Democrat: Conservable Economist: Timothy Taylor- Twenty Years Since The Welfare Reform of 1996: The Next Stage of Welfare to Work Tim Taylor, makes some great points about the timing that Welfare … Continue reading

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The Nation: Opinion: Rebecca Vallas & Melissa Boteach- Paul Ryan Just Accidentally Made a Great Case for Raising the Minimum Wage

Source: This piece was originally posted at The New Democrat: The Nation: Opinion: Rebecca Vallas & Melissa Boteach- Paul Ryan Just Accidentally Made a Great Case for Raising the Minimum Wage Am I missing something here, or has The Nation … Continue reading

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Economist’s View: Opinion: Alan Krueger: The Minimum Wage: How Much is Too Much?

Source: Economist’s View: Opinion: Alan Krueger: The Minimum Wage: How Much is Too Much? Good question, because how is a job where the employee bags groceries, rings up groceries, makes cheeseburgers, cleans up after people, takes orders from customers, worth. … Continue reading

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Brookings Institution: Center on Children and Families: Ron Haskins: $2 a Day, A More Complete Picture: The Next Stage of Welfare Reform

Source: Brookings Institution: Center on Children and Families: Ron Haskins: $2 a Day, A More Complete Picture: The Next Stage of Welfare Reform I agree with Ron Haskins here that when today’s Progressives say that Americans in poverty only live … Continue reading

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The American Conservative: Opinion: Timothy S. Goglein: The Moynihan Report at 50

Source: The American Conservative: Opinion: Timothy S. Goglein: The Moynihan Report at 50 I believe the failure of the Great Society and where it comes up really short, is that it has essentially subsidized poverty in America. Not help people … Continue reading

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The Baseline Scenario: James Kwak- ‘Friedrich Hayek Supported a Guaranteed Minimum Income’

  “We shall again take for granted the availability of a system of public relief which provides a uniform minimum for all instances of proved need, so that no member of the community need be in want of food or … Continue reading

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VOA News: Janet Weinstein- Activists: ‘Higher US Minimum Wage Still Not High Enough’

Source:VOA News: Janet Weinstein- Activists: ‘Higher US Minimum Wage Still Not High Enough’ The so-called conservative economist in this piece, said something that is simply false and perhaps even insulting to minimum wage workers, that I have to correct, or … Continue reading

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Eagle Forum: Phyllis Schlafly- Governor Paul LePage Requires Work for Food Stamps

Eagle Forum: Phyllis Schlafly- Governor Paul LePage Requires Work for Food Stamps I have no problem with requiring anyone who receives public assistance to have to look for work, take jobs they’re qualified for and even finish and further their … Continue reading

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US News: Opinion: Eric Schnurer: Why Ending Poverty May Require an Entrepreneurial Approach

US News: Opinion: Eric Schnurer: Why Ending Poverty May Require an Entrepreneurial Approach I agree with Eric Schnurer that the private sector should be involved in fighting poverty in America. Things like grants and subsidies to train low-income low-skilled adults … Continue reading

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