Changing the Narrative on the Economy and the Role of Government

In July the Trump administration issued a report declaring that “the War on Poverty is largely over and a success.” Not so, says Melissa Boteach of the Center for American Progress.

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Misunderstanding Persistent Poverty and Employment

As it turns out, being stuck in poverty while maintaining steady employment is extremely rare, argues Angela Rachidi of the American Enterprise Institute.

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Exploring the Future of UBI: A Conversation with Annie Lowrey

Annie Lowrey, a contributing editor at The Atlantic, explores the momentum around the idea of UBI and its potential impact in her new book Give People Money. We spoke with her about the book and the

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Spotlight on Poverty & Opportunity

Spotlight on Poverty and Opportunity is a non-partisan initiative that brings together diverse perspectives from the political, policy, advocacy and foundation communities to find genuine solutions to the economic hardship confronting millions of Americans.

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Spotlight Exclusives includes commentaries from policymakers, advocates, academics, and other contributors from all points on the political spectrum, as well as Out of the Spotlight blog posts from our team. New headlines on poverty and economic mobility are posted daily.

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Spotlight on the States

State and local governments, community-based organizations and other non-profits play a significant role in implementing policies and programs to reduce poverty and promote opportunity.

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* Hover over a state to get a snapshot of poverty statistics in the state, then click or use the drop-down menu to access information and resources, news articles, and links to learn more about state efforts to reduce poverty.

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