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The People Left Behind When Only the 'Deserving' Poor Get Help

Maine attached work requirements and time limits to its safety net, intensifying poverty in the state.

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Should the Government Guarantee Everyone a Job?

An old idea for preventing poverty and fighting recessions is gaining traction once again.

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Is It Better to Be Poor in Bangladesh or in the Mississippi Delta?

The Nobel laureate Angus Deaton discusses extreme poverty, opioid addiction, Trump voters, robots, and rent-seeking.

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2016: A Year Defined by America’s Diverging Economies

Just as income inequality has become a fixture in many Americans’ understanding of the country, so too must accelerating regional divides.