What barriers prevent the poor from reaching the middle class? Bloomberg View columnist Megan McArdle surprisingly suggests that understanding how social and financial capital function in low-income communities is critical.
In looking at poverty from a policy perspective, it's important to refrain from falling into the trap of turning people into numbers. Personal stories like this are powerful. Thanks for sharing!
Why Did America Stop Working? The Pursuit to Fill Jobs
At a time when the 2016 presidential election is creating a bitter divide, arguments between neighbors and friends are seemingly at odds with the reality of the U.S. economy. The question is not whether the economy can produce jobs, the question is why did America's labor force stop working?