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A Separate Entrance for Poor People?

In exchange for a tax break, developers of a luxury high-rise in New York have set aside 20 percent of of the building’s units for low- and middle-income residents, but … there’s always a… 79 more words

The Politics of Poverty in the European Union

Florence Larocque and Alain Noël discuss their article on the politics of poverty in the European Union, published in the latest issue of Policy & Politics… 619 more words

Politics

Philosophers in the media today

Jason Stanley on Detroit, water, and democracy in the NYT.

The chief values of democracy are freedom and equality. The willingness to subsume freedom to claims of efficiency is one sign of an undemocratic culture.

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Bias

Disrupting the Cycle of Generational Poverty

Part of my biggest concern with how we handle poverty is that I am convinced that most of our current efforts and methodologies actually perpetuate multi-generational poverty rather than providing potential escape from the cycles.   324 more words

Economics

Random Rantings: Split Second Decisions... What Would You Do?

I don’t have any funny gifs or sarcasm for you today.  I experienced something yesterday that I can’t stop thinking about and wanted to share. Some of you might be able to relate and others of you might be shocked that things like this actually happen. 1,286 more words

Quick Thoughts: Detroit's Water Situation

Detroit, an American city once called the “Motor City” is a shell of its former self. Thanks to Economic fuck-ups and typical politics that can only be described as ‘barbaric’, the city of Motown has become a Third-World hell hole. 294 more words