Category Archives: General Interest

Let Them Eat Cash

This New York Times piece highlights the growing case for making cash grants to fight poverty. Results are showing that “sometimes people just eat better or live in better homes. Often, though, they start businesses and earn more.” The idea that poor individuals are unable to make rational financials decisions is a long held misconception… Read more

Poverty & Progress in New York

In this 2014 report by the Manhattan Institute  for Policy Research, Poverty and Progress in New York I: Conditions in New York City’s Poorest Neighborhoods, written by Stephen Eide,  it details some of the key findings and trends of specific low-income neighbors in the city. While it notes that the poverty rate has remained largely unchanged… Read more