How to Lead a New National War on Poverty
Linda Gibbs and Robert Doar, Washington Monthly
When New York City launched its war on poverty in 2006, Mayor Michael Bloomberg began a city-wide campaign the likes of which no other city, state or the federal government had seen in decades.
Reform Government First, Cut Taxes Later
The American Interest
Enthusiasm for state-level tax cuts is on the wane nationwide as legislators and governors behold the budgetary carnage that doctrinaire Tea Party policies have wrought in Kansas and Louisiana, two states once touted as exemplars of starve-the-beast governance.
The Fining of Black America
Dan Kopf, Priceonomics
Among the fifty cities with the highest proportion of revenues from fines, the median size of the African American population—on a percentage basis—is more than five times greater than the national median.
Majority of Economists Surveyed Are against the Universal Basic Income
Veronique De Rugy, The Corner
When asked if “Granting every American citizen over 21-years old a universal basic income of $13,000 a year — financed by eliminating all transfer programs (including Social Security, Medicare, Medicaid, housing subsidies, household welfare payments, and farm and corporate subsidies) — would be a better policy than the status quo,” 58 percent of the IMG Economic Experts panel at Chicago Booth disagreed or strongly disagreed, while 19 percent of them were uncertain, and only 2 percent agreed.