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Rural Poverty and the Left

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On October 30, 2015
Lauren Gurley has a really good post on why the left doesn’t talk about rural poverty. Lisa Pruitt, a law professor at the University of California at Davis, studies the intersection of law and rural livelihoods. She also runs a site called the Legal Ruralism Blog, where she writes about the problem of rural American […]
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Universal Basic Income

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On October 10, 2015
Over the last couple of years, the left has tried to deal with the denigration of the poor and the long-term jobs problem by pushing for a universal basic income. Several days ago, the Washington Post had a couple of editorials about it. Matt Zwolinski argues that it’s a good idea because of how the […]
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Much like voter ID laws have little to nothing to do with voter fraud and everything to do with stopping black people from voting, so is the anti-welfare movement about stopping black and brown people from receiving government monies, while preserving it for whites when possible. In 1996, John Kasich voted for a bill in […]
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I really object to this analysis that calls Sullivan’s Travels “reactionary” toward the poor and poverty. Evidently the writer actually wanted to see “Oh Brother Where Art Thou” or that film Sullivan shows at the movie’s beginning about capital and labor fighting and dying on the train. What Preston Sturges did was make the depiction […]
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