Income inequality assymetric

It’s official: The topic of income equality is in vogue. From researchers to cable talk show hosts, from policy makers to civic leaders, it seems like everyone is talking about the economic disparities between the affluent and the low- to middle- income earners in the United States. In fact, recently,
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Project serves at-risk Mexican youth

The first thoughts that came to mind were, “What if I get lost in the woods during a hike and I get eaten by wolves? Or what if they make us shower in groups and there’s no stalls or curtains?!” My fifth-grade teacher had chosen the top four students in
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Stop treating millennials like a punchline

Members of the millennial generation face unique challenges, and older Americans need to recognize this.

Whether it’s on the front pages of decaying media conglomerates or the stuff of “sharebait” BuzzFeed listicles, bashing — or at the very least poking fun at — millennials is “in.” In May, TIME columnist Joel Stein wrote a glitzy cover story about millennials, or, as the magazine referred to
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The season for empty plates

 As grocery stores begin stocking their shelves with turkey paraphernalia, menorahs and Christmas lights, America’s poor await a grim gift from the federal government: brutal cuts to the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program, commonly known as food stamps. In just days, the 2009 American Recovery and Reinvestment Act’s modest 5.5 percent
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Will hope end inequality?

Last week, the latest video in the Blum Center for Developing Economies’ #GlobalPOV series was released, asking an important question about the role of hope in social change efforts.  Last week, approximately 8,000 undocumented residents were deported from the country where they have lived their lives, raised their families and
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Fighting poverty more effectively at home and abroad

The fact of the matter is foreign aid policy is more political than personal. Often, even if a foreign country has high levels of extreme poverty, other nations will reduce aid if the foreign country’s political leaders act contrary to the prevailing will of the donating country.
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