Monthly Archives: June 2014

Let Them Eat Cash | The New York Times

A CHINESE millionaire tried to give $300 (and lunch) to homeless men and women in New York last week. This didn’t sit well with the nonprofit New York City Rescue Mission. The Rescue Mission offered to help with lunch, but wouldn’t … Continue reading

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Unconditional Income Tested in India | Juhi Bhatt

India recently performed an experiment in which each individual man and woman were given 200 rupees a month, and each child a hundred rupees.  The results were encouraging.

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Growth Has Been Good for Decades. So Why Hasn’t Poverty Declined? | New York Times

The surest way to fight poverty is to achieve stronger economic growth. That, anyway, is a view embedded in the thinking of a lot of politicians and economists. “The federal government,” Paul Ryan, the House Budget Committee chairman, wrote in … Continue reading

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The Rich Have Advantages That Money Cannot Buy | Financial Times

With the popularity of Thomas Piketty’s book, Capital in the 21st Century, inequality has become central to the public debate over economic policy. Piketty, and much of this discussion, focuses on the sharp increases in the share of income and … Continue reading

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