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by Imara Jones on April 10 2014, 7:00AM
By siphoning off hundreds of dollars in fees from some of the nation’s neediest taxpayers, the $100 billion tax preparation industry can diminish the economic lifeline that tax refunds have come to be for millions of America’s struggling families.
by Imara Jones on April 2 2014, 7:00AM
With its potential to increase wellness and decrease illness among Americans on the economic margins, the long-term effects of the Affordable Care Act could be a big deal for the economic well-being of America’s working poor.
by Imara Jones on February 26 2014, 7:00AM
Historic gender and racial forces have clustered all women into low-wage work and have pushed women of color into the bottom of low-wage positions.
by Imara Jones on February 20 2014, 7:00AM
Raising the minimum wage is essential to decreasing income inequality and raising the living standards of economically marginalized Americans who are disproportionately women and people of color.
by Imara Jones on February 12 2014, 7:00AM
Reinforced by political access, national economic policy, and their own echo chamber of social networks and media outlets, the super-rich have an outsized influence on and negative consequences for the reality lived by everyone else.
by Imara Jones on January 10 2014, 1:19PM
The reason why the unemployment rate seems to be the best since 2008 is that so many Americans have given up looking for work.
by Imara Jones on January 8 2014, 7:00AM
The key barrier to embracing the War on Poverty and to building public support for a renewed poverty effort is the fact that right from the start Johnson’s program has been maligned and stereotyped beyond recognition.
by Imara Jones on December 11 2013, 11:45AM
The two-year fiscal deal announced by Sen. Patty Murray (D-Wash.) and Rep. Paul Ryan (R-Wis.) erases sequestration until 2016, restores funding to badly needed social programs, and allows for new investments in critical areas necessary to grow the economy.
by Imara Jones on December 6 2013, 1:41PM
The jobs report indicates that the economy is still figuring out how to recover.
by Imara Jones on December 4 2013, 12:08PM
Economic insecurity has become the norm.
by Imara Jones on November 19 2013, 7:00AM
While media focus on what the White House is losing, we have to remember that gaffes in the implementation of the Affordable Care Act make it that much harder for poor people of color to get adequate healthcare.