The third in a series on how New York City dropped its poverty rate to among the lowest in the country.
Part II in a series about New York City’s successful fight to reduce poverty.
Why poverty in New York – unlike in other major cities – is dropping.
How the CFPB broke the back of the payday lending industry.
A new crop of startups aims to out-compete predatory payday lenders.
Affirmative action has survived decades of conservative antagonism, an unfriendly Supreme Court, and attacks by Republican state legislatures, but the institution’s future looks bleaker than ever. While long a staple of the progressive agenda, race-conscious affirmative action has quickly been relegated to the relative fringes of the liberal platform. While both Hillary Clinton and Bernie… Read more »
Congress should convene a new Joint Committee tasked with the job of ending gridlock.
Limit a deduction that benefits mostly the rich and pay a bonus to low-income workers.
Conservatives blame the mortgage giants (wrongly) for the financial crisis, and both parties want them dead. But to finish the job of financial reform without destroying the housing market and costing taxpayers billions, we need to let them live.
The first session of the U.S. Congress was as bitter and riven by divisions—over ideology, taxes, federal versus state power, the role of “big money,” flexible versus strict interpretation of the Constitution—as the 114th Congress. The difference is, we can be proud of the first.