articles by tony
A Fist Fight at the New York Times?
Dec
14
2017

Jonathon Chait seems to be trying to get a fist fight going at the New York Times. He claims in New York Magazine that a recent column by Paul Krugman was actually an attack on David Brooks. Brooks claimed that we have spent huge sums on anti-poverty efforts with no success and that the problem of poverty is due to poor people lacking middle class values.
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Tony Biglan
Poverty
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Collaboration, Not Arguments, Needed to Fight Poverty
Oct
16
2017

Public discussion about poverty frequently asks us to decide between the view that poverty is the result of cultural factors and individual shortcomings or that the poor are victims of an avaricious marketplace and harmful economic policy. However, rather than illuminating key issues, these debates too often end up as a distraction.
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Tony Biglan
Poverty
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