A signature Republican proposal is the idea of adding work requirements to social programs like SNAP (food stamps) and even, some propose, to Medicaid. What would this actually mean?
The Big Easy can be hard. New Orleans has more than 1,300 homeless residents. They can tell you how it is.
The New York City Housing Authority oversees 176,000 apartments in our city, making it the nation’s largest public housing authority. It needs to spend so much money on repairs. So much money. The number is very big.
America’s cash bail system ensures that thousands of people who have not been convicted of a crime nevertheless sit in jail before their trial. A new study finds that pretrial detention is warping our justice system in profound ways.
Every year, when all the world’s most powerful people gather in Davos, Oxfam releases a report quantifying the state of global economic inequality. It’s one of the most aptly-timed annual reports! Here are the grotesque highlights.
America’s pension system is a disaster. The great dream of “market-oriented” types is that our retirement problems can be solved by making everyone invest their own money via 401(k) plans. But... how does that work, again?
We all face many, many problems, but two of them are real, long-term existential threats: Inequality, which fuels almost every social and political problem, and climate change. You’ll be happy to hear that they are linked!