Category Archives: War on Poverty

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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The Nation: Opinion- Leighton Akio Woodhouse- These Motel Rooms Are The Last Resort For Families Without Homes

The Nation: Opinion- Leighton Akio Woodhouse- These Motel Rooms Are the Last Resort For Families Without Homes This post was originally posted at The New Democrat Plus I saw a HBO documentary back in the summer of 2010 about families … Continue reading

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The Nation: Opinion: Bryce Covert: We’re Arresting Poor Mothers For Our Own Failures: How Welfare to Work Should Work

The Nation: Opinion: Bryce Covert: We’re Arresting Poor Mothers For Our Own Failures I actually agree with Bryce Covert that if we are going require Welfare mothers (for lack of a better term) single mothers on Welfare to work which … Continue reading

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CBPP: Commentary: Arloc Sherman: Policymakers Often Overstate Marginal Tax Rates: How to Make Work Pay

Father of the Negative Income Tax CBPP: Commentary: Arloc Sherman: Policymakers Often Overstate Marginal Tax Rates I saw a video this afternoon of President Richard Nixon giving a speech to the country outlining his Welfare reform plan from 1969. In … Continue reading

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Democracy Journal: Opinion: Mike Konczal: “The Voluntarism Society Myth”: The Advantages of a Public/Private Social Insurance System

Private Charity Democracy Journal: Opinion: Mike Konczal: The Voluntarism Fantasy I was waiting to read from Mike Konczal in his piece some call for nationalizing private charity and completely nationalizing private charity all together and giving the Federal Government complete … Continue reading

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The Daily Beast: Opinion: John McWharter: America is Still Coming to Terms With its Racial Past- Let’s Look Ahead Instead

Poverty in America When it comes to reparations for African-Americans I have one which I believe obvious yet important question that comes to mind. Yet even though it is obvious the people who are in the pro-reparations group regardless of … Continue reading

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