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The Floor Beneath Our Feet

AVODAH | Posted 09.12.2014 | Religion
AVODAH

By Jonathan Huberman This post originally appeared at TalkPoverty. Last year, I participated in AVODAH's Jewish Service Corps in New York City, eng...

What the News in the U.S. Gets Wrong About Denmark

Paul Gordon | Posted 08.04.2014 | Politics
Paul Gordon

What the news in the U.S. tells you about Denmark's population being so happy truly is a load of crap, and the answers to fixing the broken U.S. social and financial system cannot be found there.

A Radical Way To Fix The Inequality Plaguing American Justice

The New Republic | Noam Scheiber | Posted 02.05.2014 | Politics

Maintain and refine, maintain and refine. That’s how progressives talk about the welfare state these days. After nearly a century of expanding gover...

IRS Sets Its Sights on Political 'Dark Money'

The Center for Public Integrity | Posted 01.27.2014 | Politics
The Center for Public Integrity

the Internal Revenue Service is proposing new rules that could curtail "social welfare" nonprofit groups' ability to influence elections while concealing their donors.

My Story of Childhood Hunger: From Hungry to Lawyer

Nikki Johnson-Huston, Esq. | Posted 11.30.2013 | Impact
Nikki Johnson-Huston, Esq.

Hunger limits you in a way that is difficult to describe because you are constantly thinking about getting food, keeping food and not knowing when you are going to eat next.

Campaign Finance Reform by a 'Stroke-of-the-Pen'

Paul Abrams | Posted 07.24.2013 | Politics
Paul Abrams

There is a silver (and gold) lining in the IRS flap. MSNBC's Lawrence O'Donnell has pointed out that the law under which the flap arose has been misinterpreted by the IRS since 1959.

IRS Scandal a Carbuncle -- on a Cancer-Wracked Body

Leo W. Gerard | Posted 07.20.2013 | Politics
Leo W. Gerard

Permitting Tea Party, left-wing, libertarian, middle-of-the-road -- whatever -- groups to define themselves as untaxed social welfare organizations that may accept unlimited, untaxed, secret corporate gifts and sponsor political ads is a sarcoma on democracy.

The Economics of Peace: Can We Be Fair (without Love)?

Suna Senman | Posted 05.15.2013 | World
Suna Senman

By giving immigrants equal access to the privileges of nationals, what seemed fair to policy makers seemed unfair to citizens such as Breivik. So fairness, being subjective, is not the glue that binds us. Love, in the form of genuine respect, is that glue.

Where Rubber Hits the Road: Reforming Public Sector Management

Otaviano Canuto | Posted 02.09.2013 | World
Otaviano Canuto

The way taxes are collected, budgets and policies are set up, and public employees are managed and behave affect the results that governments can achieve. Why then is reforming public sector management so hard to obtain, since benefits are so obvious?

Tenured Economists For a Free Market President

Pat Choate | Posted 12.02.2012 | Politics
Pat Choate

Romney's economic plan has gained the public endorsement of more than 600 professional economists. This public support, however, is diminished by the fact that most of these economists are urging voters to do as they say, but not as they do.

Paul Blumenthal

Senate Control Targeted By Conservative Groups

HuffingtonPost.com | Paul Blumenthal | Posted 09.13.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- All eyes are fixed on the money race between President Barack Obama, Republican nominee Mitt Romney and the outside groups cheering the...

Krugman: Ryan Program Would Kill Medicare

www.nytimes.com | Posted 10.31.2012 | Politics

Paul Ryan's speech Wednesday night may have accomplished one good thing: It finally may have dispelled the myth that he is a Serious, Honest Conservat...

A Mormon-Catholic Ticket?

R. Scott Appleby | Posted 10.20.2012 | Religion
R. Scott Appleby

Nineteenth-century Catholic and Mormon leaders initially pointed to the church as the primary vehicle of social welfare. But the complexity of modern economies led both churches to recognize the essential role of the state in creating and maintaining a broad safety net for the poor.

A Modest Proposal to Stop Tipping Bartenders

Stephen Robert Morse | Posted 09.16.2012 | Comedy
Stephen Robert Morse

Why do we tip taxi drivers 10% to 15%, waiters and waitresses 15% to 20%, and hotel chambermaids $1 per night, while bartenders expect to rake in $1 per drink (or more if we're feeling generous)?

Half a Century of Poverty In America

Jared Bernstein | Posted 09.08.2012 | Politics
Jared Bernstein

These days, too much of what passes for poverty policy are discussions of which safety net programs to cut. Well, fifty years after The Other America, it makes sense to step back and reflect on how far we've come, how effective our efforts have been, and how much further we have to go.

Paul Blumenthal

Obama Campaign Hits Back At Rove Group's Secret Donors

HuffingtonPost.com | Paul Blumenthal | Posted 06.19.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- The lawyer for President Barack Obama's reelection campaign has asked the Federal Election Commission to force Karl Rove's non-profit or...

Amanda McCorquodale

What Happens To 30,000 Pounds Of Gourmet Leftovers From SoBe Wine & Food Fest

HuffingtonPost.com | Amanda McCorquodale | Posted 02.27.2012 | Miami

The four-day South Beach Wine and Food Festival is an exercise in excess. Think delectable pork burgers topped with both fatty bacon and moist pulled ...

Of Iraq, Afghanistan, and Michigan

Sarwar Kashmeri | Posted 11.08.2011 | Politics
Sarwar Kashmeri

While not setting any time limits for funding the presence of American troops in Iraq or Afghanistan, Congress has set a Federal lifetime limit of 5 years on cash assistance to America's needy.

Nokia Focuses On Windows By Slashing Jobs

Posted 06.27.2011 | Technology

HELSINKI (Tarmo Virki, European Technology Correspondent) - Nokia will axe 7,000 jobs and outsource its legacy Symbian software to slash 1 billion...

Philippine TV Show Canned After 6-Year-Old's 'Sexy' Dance

Posted 06.11.2011 | World

The Philippines' most popular TV game show has been yanked from airwaves amidst public uproar over its host prodding a crying 6-year-old boy into mimi...

Starting a Saudi Revolution Without Revolutionaries

Sabria Jawhar | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Sabria Jawhar

Sometimes people are so hopeful about the prospect of more bloodshed spilled in the Middle East that they resort to stretching the truth to further their agenda.

US Health Care Reform, As Seen From the Trenches (Part 4 of a 6-Part Series)

S.I. Adam, M.D. | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
S.I. Adam, M.D.

The health care legislation is window dressing for government power.

Upward Bound House Family Shelter

Lee Schneider | Posted 05.25.2011 | Impact
Lee Schneider

Santa Monica-based Upward Bound bought a motel, redesigned it from the outside in and started a brand new family shelter. Last month's grand opening was inspiring, but now it's down to business.

San Diego's Safety Net: Riddled With Gaps

voiceofsandiego.org | KELLY BENNETT and DAGNY SALAS | Posted 05.25.2011 | Los Angeles

A voiceofsandiego.org investigation has found that the county government's historical resistance to provide social welfare programs has left a wide ch...

Philanthropy and the Economic Crisis

Georgia Levenson Keohane | Posted 05.25.2011 | Impact
Georgia Levenson Keohane

This week and next I am a guest blogger at The Center for Effective Philanthropy. My posts address philanthropy and the economic crisis, and include ...