The US Welfare State Cut Poverty By Two-Thirds In 2018

By Matt Bruenig, Peoplespolicyproject.org -

When you want to determine how much poverty is reduced by the nation’s welfare programs, what you normally do is determine how many people are in poverty based on the distribution of market [...]

Situating Basic Income And Job Guarantee In The Welfare State

By Matt Bruenig, Peoplespolicyproject.org -

Welfare states generally consist of services (child care, education, health care) provided in-kind and cash provided to certain categories of people. Here I only want to talk about the cash [...]

A People’s State Of The Nation

By Gus Speth, Thenextsystem.org -

With Democratic candidates for president coming forward and progressives nationwide defining the agenda ahead, this is a good time to look hard at where we are as a country. Abraham Lincoln put [...]

Trump’s $34 Trillion Deficit And Debt Bomb

By Dr. Jack Rasmus, Globalresearch.ca -

Not surprising, the $2.7 trillion in social program spending cuts will finance spending for the military and defense related programs like Homeland Security, Border walls, veterans, police, and [...]

Sophia Paslaski: Hard Data About Social Programs And Inequality

By Sophia Paslaski, Concordmonitor.com -

A recent column headlined “Liberalism and the Democratic Party are dying” (Monitor Opinion, Oct. 12) makes several assertions, but I’d like to address just one. The column suggests that the poor [...]

The Best Way To Eradicate Poverty: Welfare Not Jobs

By Matt Bruenig, Peoplespolicyproject.org -

The Census released its income, poverty, and health insurance data last week (ASEC, SPM). Among other things, the data allows us to see who was in poverty and therefore gives us good insights [...]

Soon You Cant’t Use Food Stamps At Farmers Markets — But That’s Not Half Of It

By Jill Richardson, Otherwords.org -

This week, I thought I would write about food stamps and farmers markets. People on food stamps, officially known as the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP), receive their benefits [...]

Trump’s Executive Order On ‘Welfare’ Is Designed To Pit Workers Against One Another

By Rebecca Vallas, Talkpoverty.org -

On Tuesday night, President Donald Trump signed an executive order that sums up how little he understands about poverty in America. The order, titled “Reducing Poverty in America by Promoting [...]

The U.S. Spends Far Too Little On Social Welfare

By Nathaniel Lewis, Peoplespolicyproject.org -

The US government has a spending problem. Given the country’s level of wealth, the government spends far too little — at least $1.6 trillion a year too little — on social welfare. This [...]

Why People Love ‘Assistance to the Poor’ But Hate ‘Welfare’

By Ashley Jardina, Talkpoverty.org -

Last Spring, in a highly publicized meeting with members of the Congressional Black Caucus, President Donald Trump received some startling news. One of the members mentioned to Trump that pushing [...]

Traditional Welfare And Taxes Can Be Reformed To Support Universal Basic Income

By Scott Santens, www.futurism.com -

By Scott Santens for Futurism - Some of the most common questions ever asked in regards to the idea of a universal basic income (UBI) are in regards to the details. “How much income? Who gets it? [...]