A recent article in the Atlantic cited Kathryn Edin, co-author, with Timothy Nelson, of Doing the Best I Can: Fatherhood in the Inner City, on anti-poverty programs’ effects on poor working fathers. The article is one in a series that attempts to discern the shifting place of the father in America.
Following the example of Frandy, an inner-city father who [more...]
Many economists view San Francisco’s labor standards as a model for the rest of the country. From mandatory healthcare expenditures to a high minimum wage, the city has been a “vanguard of progressive local policy efforts,” according to a recent column in the New York Times Economix blog. Pointing to the findings of When Mandates Work, [more...]
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In Oakland, California, in 1966, community college students Bobby Seale and Huey Newton armed themselves, began patrolling the police, and promised [more...]