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Welfare Policy

Hunger Is an Economic and Moral Concern

Laura Lester | Posted 08.31.2012 | Politics
Laura Lester

The economic costs of people going hungry are well-documented -- hunger costs our nation at least $167.5 billion per year because of lost economic productivity, poor education outcomes and unnecessary health care costs. But hunger is more than an economic issue; it's a moral concern.

It's Time to Reexamine the Welfare Reform Law of 1996

Ed Koch | Posted 06.19.2012 | New York
Ed Koch

Responsible people shocked by the fraud and outrages that marred the old system of welfare went overboard -- me among them -- in seeking to eliminate the abuses. It is time we examine the subject again and seek a just solution.

The Bitter Fruit of Welfare Reform

Irasema Garza | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Irasema Garza

Now, more than ever, we need a functioning social safety net -- one that helps families keep food on the table in times of crisis, while providing a toe hold to a more economically secure future.

It's Time to Rethink Our Welfare Policy

Seth Freed Wessler | Posted 01.22.2013 | Politics
Seth Freed Wessler

A society cannot survive without a safety net and we don't have one during the worst economic crisis in decades.

Out of the Desert

Elisabeth Mason and Julie Kashen | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Elisabeth Mason and Julie Kashen

At Single Stop USA, our mission is to raise millions of people out of poverty by ending this disconnect through a revolutionary coordination of service delivery and distribution.

Welfare Policy, Leg-Up Versus Hand-Out

Emily Henry | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Emily Henry

Britain is criticized as being too lenient, too ready to hand out money first and ask questions later. America, on the other hand, forces people to jump through loops even to find out what help is available.