Poverty

They’ll Always Have Welfare

The right’s addiction to blaming benefits shows no signs of abating.

By Elbert Ventura

A Hillbilly Left?

The left’s “white working class” problem has become a touchstone of post-election debate. But progressives can only offer so much.

By Monica Potts

Is Growth Over?

Our phones get more powerful and our TVs bigger, but those improvements aren’t showing up economically. Is this permanent?

By Stephen Rose

Why We Need Universal Mobility Accounts

It's time we finally introduce a universal tax benefit to increase access to cars for low-income commuters, thus also improving access to much-needed jobs.

By Michael Lind

Housing and the Working Poor

Sky-high rents, not enough affordable homes—that’s our housing crisis in a nutshell. Here’s one idea to help the millions who can barely afford to keep a roof over their head.

By Peter Dreier