Tag Archive: Poverty

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

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

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.

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.

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.

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.

Soundbites: Investing in the Real Economy

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

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.

Thinking On: Employees Versus Workforce?

Toni Johnson brings up important questions surrounding employment in the wake of a "gig-economy" and use of prison labor.

Field Notes: The Census Data on Poor Counties

The Pacific Standard highlights some key takeaways from census data on poverty and income inequality in the United States.

Photo of the Month: November 2015

This month's photo captures the working class protests to increase minimum wage across the country.