Poverty

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In Case You Missed It: The Economic Immobility Challenge

This week we explore surprising news on mobility, marriage as a poverty cure, whether apprenticeships can fix the skills gap, and the sin of doing good deeds.

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In Case You Missed It: The Debate Over Opportunity For All

In this week’s issue, we have a variety of reactions to the State of the Union, with thoughts on the relationship between the work ethic and the free market, the business case for reducing inequality, and innovation in philanthropy.

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In Case You Missed It: The Capital State of the Union

In this issue, the president’s middle class plea, “inclusive capitalism,” trade deals vs. wages, poverty stress, Davos, and whether impact investors expect too much.

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In Case You Missed It: Pursuing 'Poverty Wherever It Exists'

In this issue, we have the debate on the “war on poverty” and its relationship to jobs, the latest jobs report woes and misconceptions about private foundations.

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In Case You Missed It: Charting 2013's Economic Woes

In this issue, there’s discussion of poverty and raising the wage floor; the need for relocation grants; the skills gap issue; and a look back at the 2013 economy.

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In Case You Missed It: Morality and Worker Pay

In this issue, there are thoughts on U.S. poverty; the minimum wage and social safety nets; whether inequality is at the center of economic woes; and Dickens.

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In Case You Missed It: Capitalism's Lost Social Contract

In this issue, we have thinking on inequality and economic mobility; the minimum wage vs tax credits; and the purpose of markets and the social contract.

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In Case You Missed It: 'An Economy of Exclusion'

In this issue, there is thinking from the pope and the president on inequality; the minimum wage debate and job-stealing drones; American ambivalence on wealth; and the potential political instability the current economic climate may cause.

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In Case You Missed It: You Deserve a Wage Today

In this issue, more discussion of the ills of long-term unemployment, low pay, and poverty; what Fed policy has to do with jobs and inequality; and some hopeful, if dated, thoughts from JFK.

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In Case You Missed It: Living in the Poverty Age

In this issue, there’s thinking on the impact of poverty, low wages and no jobs; whether banking can be more like baking; and the rise of rental revenue financialization on foreclosed houses.