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Layaway

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On October 24, 2013
Alex Tabarrok’s piece at Marginal Revolution about the bad economics of layaway makes sense on one level. It got all the appropriate and expected twitter hits this morning (Yglesias, Klein, etc). I’m not going to argue against the the post on its merits. Layaway exists as a way to transfer money from people to corporations, […]

Quit Telling the Poor What They Need

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On September 18, 2013
The world’s poor indeed want to have fun and perhaps they want to have fun more than they want indoor plumbing, especially if the latter is hard to imagine. In any case, I agree with the op-ed that the spread of the internet to the developing world leading to more fun is in itself a […]

Food and Poverty

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On November 14, 2012
This month’s Sidney Award went to Jina Moore for her excellent article on poverty in modern America. Asking what is poverty, Moore notes that no one can agree on it. But a really good definition of poverty is lack of access to a healthy variety of food. Variety matters here–in the United States choice is […]

Coachella

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On November 2, 2011

In the hipster world, California’s Coachella Valley is known for strange creatures such as Animal Collective and Deer Tick that appear once a year to gigantic crowds of bearded men, women with b

Down in the hole

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On June 18, 2009

This is a little story about a top high school football recruit whose life seems to be falling apart for all too common reasons. Of course you can multiply this story by literally a million similar, b

The Costs of Poverty

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On May 20, 2009
An outstanding article about the compounding economic obstacles faced by those living in poverty. (This is something Eherenreich’s book is very good on as well.) [Via Really Big Media Ezra.]
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