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September 18, 2013 9:00 AM How Poverty Takes Over the Mind

Suppose you got no sleep last night and you have to take an intelligence test today. If you’re like most people, you’re not going to do so well on that test. Now suppose you are struggling with poverty and you...

By Cass Sunstein

August 14, 2013 7:27 AM People 'Concerned' With the Poor Have Political Power. But the Actual Poor Are Pretty Powerless.

Ezra Klein wants you to know that the “conventional wisdom on Washington,” that “corporations win every fight and everyone else—particularly the poor—gets shafted,” is “wrong, or at least incomplete.” The “comforting” fact, according to Klein, is that the ”altruists” who champion the...

By Larry Bartels

May 31, 2013 3:34 PM How Poor Are We?

American progressives have long been concerned about the growing wealth gap in the United States; the country’s resources are increasingly controlled by a small group of people. But what about the rest of us? Conservative economists argue that a few...

By Daniel Luzer

May 14, 2012 12:37 PM Wilson, Loury, and the Varieties of “Broken Windows”

Glenn Loury says that James Q. Wilson – his friend, and mine – “died with an awful lot to answer for.”Well, yes. Goes with the territory.All of us who try to shape public policy with our ideas run the risk...

By Mark Kleiman

February 06, 2012 8:21 AM Mitt Romney Cares Deeply About The Very Poor

Really. I’m quite surprised to see that people are going so soft on the Mittster, saying that Romney inadvertently stated what he really believes. Mitt, like all Republicans nowadays, cares about the very poor very much. This is primarily for...

By Jonathan Zasloff