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Barbara Ehrenreich, RIP

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On September 2, 2022
One of the reasons Barbara Ehrenreich’s Nickel and Dimed hit home so hard upon its publication in 2001 is that it came at a moment when both the Democratic and Republican parties had abandoned to the poor. The only time the poor got any attention in the media is when politicians decided to punish them […]
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It’s getting to the point where it’s hard to feel bad for people who get COVID. After all, the vaccines are more than readily available anywhere in the country. But it’s also easy to focus on the idiots out there who are refusing to get it in order to own the LIBZ. There are other, […]
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Low Income Housing, Redux

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On March 10, 2021
Since this is a topic we are already discussing today, I think another post is not too much. The reality is that a broken housing market combined with record income inequality has created a situation that requires bold solutions. Gianpaolo Baiocchi and H. Jacob Carlson suggest a way forward: We propose the creation of the […]
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Hunger in the Time of COVID

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On July 12, 2020
This photo essay of hunger in New York is a powerful document to what this all has really meant for the poor. I may not be living my best life right now and sure, it sucks. But for millions of Americans, this has tipped the balance off of barely making it and squarely onto homelessness […]
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