Posts about Economics & Inequality

Social Insurance

Vox’s Poor Measure of Food Affordability

Blog Post by: Michael Cassidy , on July 23, 2014

Mike Cassidy, TCF policy associate, responds to a Vox article by Matthew Yglesias detailing the new affordability of food in America. As it turns out, this isn't the reality for many low-income households.

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Foreign Policy

Measuring Pipeline Politics in Cronuts

Blog Post by: Erin Nelson , on July 23, 2014

Erin Nelson, TCF publications intern, views international pipeline politics through the lens of NYC's favorite pastry. 

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Workers & Economic Inequality

What Do NFL Cheerleaders Have to Do With the Minimum Wage?

Blog Post by: Imhotep Royster , on July 21, 2014

Imhotep Royster, TCF labor policy intern, makes the case for professional athletes, including cheerleaders, to obtain fair wages for their labor. 

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Education

The Denial of Justice for Corinthian and, More Importantly, For Us

Blog Post by: Margaret Mattes , on July 18, 2014

Margaret Mattes, TCF domestic policy intern, continues to follow the for-profit institution Corinthian Colleges and its tenuous relationship with the Department of Education. 

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Foreign Policy

American Unilateralism I Can Get Behind

Blog Post by: Neil Bhatiya , on July 18, 2014

In The Week, policy associate Neil Bhatiya looks at a new poll that finds Americans are eager for the federal government to combat climate change. 

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Education

For-Profit Schools Rely Too Heavily on Federal Funding

Blog Post by: Margaret Mattes , on July 15, 2014

Margaret Mattes, TCF domestic policy intern, covers the ongoing controversy surrounding Corinthian Colleges, the pre-eminent for-profit education corporation.

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Foreign Policy

Civil Resistance Is Alive in Syria

Blog Post by: Zeinab Khalil , on July 15, 2014

Zeinab Khalil, TCF foreign policy intern, describes the fledgling civil resistance movement in Syria, which has now turned its attention on ISIS.

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Workers & Economic Inequality

The FTA: I Love You, You’re Perfect, Now Change

Blog Post by: Jacob Anbinder , on July 15, 2014

Policy associate Jacob Anbinder celebrates the birthday of the Federal Transit Administration (FTA) by highlighting room for improvement. 

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Workers & Economic Inequality

Labor Organizing Is a Civil Right

Blog Post by: Imhotep Royster , on July 14, 2014

Imhotep Royster, TCF labor policy intern, makes a case for the inclusion of labor organizers under the Civil Rights Act of 1964

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Rediscovering Government

The Racist Elements of Prison Gerrymandering

Blog Post by: Clio Chang , on July 14, 2014

Ever heard the term "prison gerrymandering" before? Clio Chang, TCF's Rediscovering Government intern, brings to light the underlying racism of transferring the voting power of incarcerated citizens. 

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