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Wealth or Good Parenting? Framing the Privileges of the Rich

Written by Lisa Wade, Ph.D.

"What is it that I want?"

Jane Van Galen asked herself this question after reading a gushing profile of an "island cabin" in The Seattle Times. It begins: "Lots of folks have lots of reasons for wanting their own piece of land out of town" and quotes one of the new cabin's owners who, when pregnant, came to realize: "I can't raise a child just in the city ... I wanted woods, salamanders and pileated woodpeckers."

Written On Monday, August 11 2014 16:12

Policy Round Up: Housing

Written by Shanel Adams

As the nation sees improvements in the housing industry, some have noticed communities of color left out. The monitor for the 2009 fair housing settlement in Westchester is currently studying data to determine if the county’s zones excludes Blacks and Hispanics.

Written On Thursday, March 07 2013 17:18

Cut Oil Subsidies, Not Jobs

Last week, I said that if Congress has to make cuts, we should embrace the idea of ridding ourselves of wasteful giveaways to the fossil fuel industry. Here's an idea. Let’s cut the Master Limited Partnership loophole and fossil fuel subsidies.

Written On Thursday, January 10 2013 16:18

Tax Justice: Our Nation Is At Stake

President Barack Obama recently called on Congress to extend tax breaks for America's 114 million middle-income families that make less than $250,000. The President has also proposed to let the Bush era's high-income tax cuts expire at the end of this year and use the resulting $1 trillion in savings over 10 years as part of a balanced plan to reduce deficits and debt and put the nation in the right direction towards shoring up our national budget.

Written On Thursday, July 19 2012 10:49

Financial Literacy: The First Empowerment Tool for a Silver Rights Movement

Written by John Hope Bryant

To not understand the language of money, financial literacy, and to not have a mainstream bank (or credit union) account in the 21st century, clearly an economic age, is to be an economic slave. If you do not know better, you cannot do better.

Written On Thursday, December 22 2011 14:59

The Poverty of Blackness... Your Control or Theirs.

Written by Marva Allen

Let me say up front, I am no expert on poverty. By that I mean that I am not a statistician or a sociologist, nor do I belong to any related group considered fluent in the language of poverty. I am, however, a business owner in Harlem, which led me to my Gandhi moment of discovery and enlightenment.

Written On Thursday, December 08 2011 13:26
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