Poverty

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Primer: Advice for the Next President on Poverty and the Economy

How should the next president address poverty and the economy? Experts weigh in.

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Influencer Series: Putting Families In The Driver’s Seat

The Family Independence Initiative's Mauricio Miller released a third entry for his Huff Post series on what he's learned by focusing on poverty at a family level.

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Field Notes: The Myth of Affordable Tuitions

A Demos report finds college is unaffordable in all 50 states, and the affordability gap is significantly larger for minorities.

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Influencer Series: Make Poverty Tolerable or Escapable?

The Family Independence Initiative's Mauricio Miller speaks out against negative stereotypes surrounding those in poverty and highlights their resourcefulness.

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In Case You Missed It: The Upside-Down Money Universe

In this issue, troubling tax havens, a lending platform built on trust, the silly idea of universal income, the lost government job creator, and when the poor pay more.

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Soundbites: Fossil-Fuel Dependence and Poverty Tensions

The Center on Sustainable Investment's Nicolas Maennling joins Toni Johnson in discussing improving investment transparency in fossil-fuel dependent economies and how divestment affects poverty.

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Field Notes: Tackling Multidimensional Poverty

A Brookings Institute report examines how facets of poverty tend to cluster, disproportionately effecting blacks and Hispanics, and how de-coupling disadvantage types can lessen poverty’s oppression.

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Field Notes: Should Bad Credit Mean No Job?

A Demos report takes aim at credit checks for employment and the restrictions they impose on the most vulnerable populations.

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Soundbites: Investing in the Real Economy

In this podcast, Gil Crawford talks about MicroVest, sustainable banking and the real economy.

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Photo of the Month: January 2016

This month’s photo captures San Francisco’s mass displacement of the homeless in order to accommodate Super Bowl City.