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Judging Presidential Candidates Against Our Criteria Rather Than Theirs, Part 1: On the Issue of Poverty

David Coates | Posted 05.01.2016 | Politics
David Coates

If the events in Baltimore tell us anything general this week, it is surely that policies are more important than personalities, and that the solutions to our core problems require more than sound-bites. Yet so far, the 2016 presidential campaign has been remarkably short on policies.

McDonald's Is Raising Wages For Some Workers

The Huffington Post | Alexander C. Kaufman | Posted 04.02.2015 | Business

McDonald's is finally giving some of its workers a raise. The fast-food giant on Wednesday announced plans to give employees a 10 percent pay bump ...

Responding to David Brooks: The Question of Poverty and Character

David Coates | Posted 10.05.2014 | Politics
David Coates

Focusing on issues of character and choice, when discussing poverty, suits conservatives because it emphasizes the causal role of "agency" rather than "structure" in the creation of social problems.

Why Americans Are Stressed At Work

The Huffington Post | Khadeeja Safdar | Posted 08.27.2012 | Business

Nearly three in four Americans are stressed at work, according to a recent survey conducted by a market research firm Harris Interactive on behalf of ...

America's Lowest-Paying Jobs (PHOTOS)

Huffington Post | Sara Yin | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

As you may have heard, the U.S. economy is predominantly a "service economy." Which means, for better or worse, a large percentage of Americans have b...

"A Hell of a Brainy Plan": Remembering the Black Sox

Michael Kaplan | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Michael Kaplan

There was immediately a funny feeling about the 1919 World Series. As the post-Series rumors hardened into genuine evidence, several contrite players came forward to confess.