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Hammocks and Ladders: The Poverty of Republican Thinking on the Poor

David Coates | Posted 04.29.2015 | Politics
David Coates

In general Republican thought, poverty is not something caused by society into which some people are unfortunate enough to fall. Rather, poverty is something people fall into by their own failures, and it is also something that they can leave behind by climbing the ladder of success.

The 10 Cities With The Highest Quality Of Life

The Huffington Post | Alissa Scheller | Posted 08.28.2014 | Business

If you're looking to improve your happiness, you might consider heading to the Midwest. According to new rankings based on a study by Nerdwallet, the ...

How Wage Workers Will Survive the Side Effects of ObamaCare

Te-Erika Patterson | Posted 01.27.2013 | Impact
Te-Erika Patterson

Workers who have previously been unable to afford healthcare are applauding this effort while on the opposite end of the spectrum, businesses and corporations are seeking creative ways to offset the costs of this new initiative.

The Ranks of America's Poor

Joanne Goldblum | Posted 09.26.2012 | Impact
Joanne Goldblum

It's very easy to look at the numbers and think only in abstract terms. But I prefer to think in concrete terms -- what do those figures mean when considering what someone needs to live?

Majority Of Americans Satisfied With Finances, But Economy Still Taking Toll

The Huffington Post | Catherine New | Posted 12.27.2011 | Business

The majority of Americans say they're satisfied with their future prospects, but their feelings have dimmed since 1998, when the U.S. economy was stro...

Sen. Baucus Health Care Proposals Expands Burdens, Not Coverage, to Uninsured Americans

Ray Hanania | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Ray Hanania

The Baucus plan avoids exclusions on pre-existing conditions and does not limit costs to a reasonable level -- which makes it unworkable.