The Welfare Boogeyman. The Trump administration wants to rebrand social programs that millions of Americans rely on as “welfare.” Will we fall for it? By Suzanne Mettler Ms. Mettler studies the way Americans think about the role government plays in their lives. July 23, 2018
How Rising Inequality Has Widened the Justice Gap. By Robert H. Frank . Aug. 31, 2018. Rising inequality has harmed low-income families not only by depriving them of a fair share of society’s income growth, but also in a more specific way: It has stacked the legal system even more heavily against them.
Free Cash to Fight Income Inequality? California City Is First in U.S. to Try. Long plagued by poverty and desperation, Stockton, Calif., is testing universal basic income as a means of improving the lives of its residents. Stockton, Calif., hopes to become an exhibition ground for fighting poverty with a simple yet unorthodox experiment: giving $500 a month in donated cash to perhaps 100 local families, no strings attached. By Peter S. Goodman May 30, 2018