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Paul Ryan Is a Charlatan, Not a Serious 'Policy Wonk'

Peter Dreier | Posted 05.06.2014 | Politics
Peter Dreier

For too long, reporters have been bamboozled by Ryan, who claims to be a both a budget expert and something of a social philosopher. But he's just a slick talker who appears to have flunked basic math in high school or college, because his budget numbers never add up.

Rep. Ryan's New Poverty Report: A Fat Thumb on the Evidentiary Scale

Jared Bernstein | Posted 05.03.2014 | Politics
Jared Bernstein

It's a detailed, serious look at the issue but is beset with misleading evidence and conclusions. There's also something that I found fundamentally odd about the report.

Ryan Slams 'Haphazard' Anti-Poverty Programs

Reuters | Posted 05.03.2014 | Politics

By David Lawder WASHINGTON, March 3 (Reuters) - The U.S. government has barely made a dent in poverty in the past 50 years despite ma...

Equal Opportunity Won't Reduce Poverty

Douglas J. Amy | Posted 04.11.2014 | Politics
Douglas J. Amy

Unequal opportunity helps explain why certain groups of people tend to end up poor, but it does not explain why we have poverty. The real causes of poverty are two-fold: lack of jobs and too many jobs paying poverty-level wages.

Poverty in America: Half-Forgotten or Totally Forgotten?

David Coates | Posted 08.30.2013 | Politics
David Coates

On July 4th, we will celebrate the 18th century birth of a new nation, conceived in liberty and committed to justice for all. But there can be no genuine liberty for those without the economic and social capacity to enjoy it.

Forward for Children

Marian Wright Edelman | Posted 01.09.2013 | Education
Marian Wright Edelman

To move forward, America's security and prosperity depend on our children's ability to drive the economy of the future. Leaders must craft budget solutions that will protect the already porous safety nets on which so many children and families rely.