Tag Archive: poverty

Democrats, Amnesia, and the Value of Black and Brown Life

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Brandon McKoy is a policy analyst from New Jersey. He graduated with a Masters in City and Regional Planning from the Edward J. Bloustein School of Planning and Public Policy at Rutgers University.… Continue reading

Part II: Healthcare Choice Architecture

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By Brian Chiglinsky It was the greatest scientific advance involving jelly in the pre-Uncrustable era. In 2000, students at Columbia University’s Business School and Stanford’s Psychology Department published a paper testing people’s commitment… Continue reading

Part I: Libertarian Paternalism and Nudges

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By Brian Chiglinsky   J.J. Abrams aside, none of us is perfect.** As a wealth of psychological research shows, we’re not always the best at making decisions. Even Michael Jordan thought baseball was… Continue reading

White Flag

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“Thine enemies roar in the midst of thy congregations; they set up their ensigns for signs.” — Psalm 74:4 For months, the events have gathered, scattered ominously across the landscape like dark foreboding… Continue reading

Chat Corner: Gentrification and White Guilt

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After reading an article in New York Magazine excerpted from DW Gibson’s The Edge Becomes the Center: An Oral History of Gentrification in the 21st Century, the gang discusses gentrification, poverty, income inequality and white… Continue reading

Chat Corner: Angie and Sebastian discuss Female Genital Mutilation (FGM)

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After reading an article in The Atlantic titled “Why some women choose to be circumcised,” Angie and Sebastian discuss the moral and ethical dilemmas surrounding female genital mutilation (FGM), also known as female… Continue reading

Part IV: The War At Home

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This is the fifth installment of a series of long-form essays on race, history and politics. Previous installments can be found here: Prologue Part I Part II Part III Neither slavery nor involuntary… Continue reading

The growing opportunity gap facing American children

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Editor’s Note: Reuben Finighan is a Senior Research Officer at The Melbourne Institute and Fellow of the ARC Life Course Centre of Excellence at University of Melbourne. He was previously a member of… Continue reading

Poverty is not a Culture: The weight of scarcity on American social mobility

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Editors Note: This article was written by Brian Chiglinsky for the Kennedy School Review. Chiglinsky is a 2014 Master in Public Policy graduate of the John F. Kennedy School of Government at Harvard University.… Continue reading