welfare reform

Conservative groups have pushed lawmakers to make the bill tougher.
We are currently a deeply divided nation. In fact, the depth of our current divisions is probably one of the few things on
It appears some establishment voices have picked up on a way of opposing the idea of the monthly citizen dividend of about $1,000 per month, known as universal basic income (UBI), in a way that successfully leaves some progressively minded people afraid.
According to the UC Berkeley Labor Center, manufacturing production wages now rank in the bottom half of all jobs in the
House Speaker Paul Ryan in an NPR interview Monday acknowledged that the poor are victims of our economic system. The interview sounds reasonable, almost soothing, until you examine what Ryan is really saying.
If policy makers and analysts were to spend more time with poor kids and their families, I strongly believe that they would
In short, our welfare system ensures that work carries financial risk instead of financial reward -- something that goes against the very core of what most Americans believe, and against the things that make us feel valued as human beings.
Journalist Thomas Frank has written several books, as well as founded the magazine The Baffler. His newest book, Listen, Liberal: Or, Whatever Happened to the Party of the People? seeks to understand why Democrats have moved away from addressing inequality over the past few decades.