Poverty

Op-Ed

Why are So Many Single-Parent Families in Poverty?

Author: Karen Kornbluh
TheAtlantic.com

The United States is the only OECD country without paid maternity leave; a parent's job is not protected if he or she takes a day off to care for a sick child; and the United States still lacks affordable, high quality child care. Karen Kornbluh outlines the need to update the policies and practices that affect American families and discusses the benefits of health care reform for parents and children.

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Op-Ed

Grameen vs. Bangladesh

Author: Jagdish N. Bhagwati
Project Syndicate

Jagdish Bhagwati examines the current feud in Bangladesh between Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina and Mohammed Yunus, the founder of the microloan-making Grameen Bank, and hopes the affair will pave the way to liberal reforms that will transform the Bangladeshi economy.

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Op-Ed

A Week of Hunger

Author: Michael J. Gerson
Washington Post

Michael Gerson argues that despite rising food prices, the U.S. government has the ability to practically end hunger within its borders. And while there may be many explanations for why it has not already done so—there are no excuses.

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Op-Ed

The GOP's Pocketbook Issue

Author: Michael J. Gerson
Washington Post

In this op-ed article, Gerson says that Republicans need to show the same capacity to speak to the largest economic challenge of our moment -- the recovery of economic mobility.

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