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Poverty in America: Reforming the Social Welfare System (Part 3 in a Series)

Shifting benefits from poverty programs into cash transfers creates a clearer pathway out of poverty.

Greece, China and Debt Disease

China is rapidly leveraging and Greece remains heavily indebted

Greece and China are both highly leveraged but face wholly different challenges.

What We Know About the 2016 Election: An Interview With Charlie Cook

Charlie Cook

The presidential election is 15 months away, but most voters and states are already decided.

How Much Austerity Is Too Much?

Despite several rounds of austerity, Greek debt is higher today than before the crisis

Harsh austerity has both increased Greece’s debt burden and suppressed its economy.

Additional Articles

Setting Aspirational Goals for Poverty in America: Part 2 in a Series

We are in desperate need of new, tangible poverty goals that dictate actions and can be linked to progress.

Technology and Cybersecurity: Is the U.S. Government Spending Enough?

Cybersecurity threats are rising, but U.S. federal IT spending is not keeping pace.

The “Chinese Dream” and Global Realities: An Interview with Robert A. Kapp

China’s geopolitical ambitions are not necessarily a threat to the United States.

Rethinking the War on Poverty: Part 1 in a Series

The War on Poverty fostered important gains in its initial years but has since lost its relevance.

What Does Baltimore Tell Us About Poverty in America? An Interview With Isabel Sawhill

Changes in the economy and family structure are concentrating poverty and making it worse.

Rising Employee Tenure: Good or Bad for U.S. Labor Markets?

Americans are staying with their employers longer — good for stability but bad for labor market dynamism.