Tag: Income Inequality

Can Home Cooking Reverse the Obesity Epidemic?

Many nutrition experts blame processed foods for the obesity epidemic, suggesting that a return to home cooking would turn it around. But now some researchers are pushing back against that idea, arguing that it oversimplifies the obstacles that poor and middle-class families face. The case against processed foods has been growing. A flurry of studies […]

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Death to the Meritocracy with Andrew Yang

Listen and subscribe to our podcast from your mobile device: Apple Podcasts | Spotify | Google Play | RadioPublic | Stitcher Andrew Yang is an Ivy League-educated tech entrepreneur who’s never held political office. So why is he running for president — and what would he do if he won? This week on “The Argument,” […]

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Elizabeth Warren Has Lots of Plans. Together, They Would Remake the Economy.

WASHINGTON — As the 23 Democrats seeking the 2020 nomination struggle to distinguish themselves, Senator Elizabeth Warren has set herself apart with a series of proposals that would significantly remake the American economy, offering a detailed portrait of what her presidency might look like. Many of the proposals from Ms. Warren, a former Harvard law […]

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What Is the Hyde Amendment? A Look at Its Impact as Biden Reverses His Stance

As a wave of highly restrictive state laws have made abortion a key issue in the 2020 campaign, the Hyde Amendment has drawn new scrutiny. Numerous presidential candidates had already come out against the provision before Wednesday, when former Vice President Joseph R. Biden Jr. became the only one to say he supported it, prompting […]

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What Is the Hyde Amendment? A Look at Its Impact and History

As a slew of highly restrictive state laws have thrust abortion to the forefront of the 2020 campaign, the Hyde Amendment has drawn new scrutiny. Several presidential candidates had already come out against the amendment before Wednesday, when former Vice President Joseph R. Biden Jr. prompted a wave of criticism by saying he supported it. […]

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Bernie Sanders: I Know Where I Came From. Does President Trump?

My father came to this country from Poland at the age of 17 with barely a nickel in his pocket. I spent my first 18 years, before I left home for college, in a three-and-a-half-room, rent-controlled apartment in Brooklyn. My mother’s dream was to own her own home, but we never came close. My father’s […]

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Can Californians Still Find a Path to Mobility at the State’s Universities?

BERKELEY, Calif. — Joan Didion described her alma mater, the University of California, as “California’s highest, most articulate idea of itself, the most coherent — perhaps the only coherent — expression of the California possibility.” That ethos has endured. The University of California has prevailed as both symbol and engine of opportunity, true to the […]

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Why There Has Been a Surge in Single Mothers Who Work

ImageAn Amazon warehouse in Arizona. Moving inventory in warehouses was one of the fastest-growing categories of jobs for single mothers.CreditRalph D. Freso/Reuters Single mothers in the United States can face many barriers to employment, like finding affordable child care and predictable work schedules. For many, a sick child or a flat tire can mean a […]

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Rise in Unruly Behavior on Planes Is Tied to Stress of Flying

Flying has increasingly become a world of the haves and have-nots, starting with purchasing a ticket and continuing as passengers are sorted by status to board. Once on the plane, passengers can see where they fit in the hierarchy, with the seats getting smaller and thinner and legroom tighter with each passing row. Then, there’s […]

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