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The Best Way to Fight Poverty Is a Combination of Conservative and Liberal Policy | Opinion

Over the past few decades, we’ve seen a sustained effort to attach work requirements to all sorts of public assistance programs. One example was 1996’s “welfare reform” law, which imposed strict penalties when workers failed to meet a threshold for working. More recently, some states have sought to impose work requirements for government-backed insurance programs…

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Poverty in the US persists.

Would the’Third Reconstruction’ help?

Building on Martin Luther King’s legacy, the Rev. William J. Barber II and the Rev. Liz Theoharis are taking on poverty. Co-chairs of the Poor People’s Campaign: A National Call for Moral Revival, they recently unveiled a congressional resolution sponsored by Democratic Reps. Barbara Lee of California and Pramila Jayapal of Washington. Its title –…

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Reducing poverty can actually lower energy demand, finds research

Better for all — Turns out human development is a matter of economic justice and climate justice. Marta Baltruszewicz, The Conversation – Jun 5, 2021 1:00 pm UTC Ethiopians carrying jerrycans of water.As people around the world escape poverty, you might expect their energy use to increase. But my research in Nepal, Vietnam, and Zambia…