Category Archives: Economic Justice

Online Payday Lenders Agree to Pull Out of PA Market

From Housing Alliance of Pennsylvania (http://www.housingalliancepa.org/): July 25, 2014 Pennsylvania consumers who borrowed from several online payday lending companies may be eligible to get back money they paid on interest that exceeded state caps. The refund is one condition of … Continue reading

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Don’t Panic! We Can Expand Social Security and Medicare

Posted at http://www.commondreams.org/views/2014/07/29/dont-panic-we-can-expand-social-security-and-medicare Published on Tuesday, July 29, 2014 By Campaign for America’s Future Blog by Richard Eskow (Photo: flickr / cc / Robert Neff) Actuarial science is the art of prediction. And speaking of predictions, here’s one that hasn’t … Continue reading

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What Could We Afford to Fund if We Revised Our Tax Code?

From the National Priorities Project (http://nationalpriorities.org/): A spate of so-called “inversions,” with companies moving their books overseas to avoid paying taxes in the United States, has revived attention to our troubled tax code. Tax breaks for corporations already siphon off … Continue reading

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Interfaith Worker Justice Seeking New Executive Director

From Interfaith Worker Justice (http://www.iwj.org): After 18 years as the founder and executive director of Interfaith Worker Justice, I have decided to transition out of leadership in the next six to eight months. Eighteen years seems a fitting time. As … Continue reading

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Reflections on Household Food Insecurity: An Interview with Dr. Mark Nord

From the Food Research and Action Center (http://www.frac.org): Mark Nord, PhD, is a sociologist with expertise in measuring and monitoring household food security. He has spent the last 19 years working on food security and poverty-related research at the USDA … Continue reading

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Why ‘Can’t Make Ends Meet’ Trumps ‘Poverty’

Karin Kamp BILL MOYERS / OP-ED/INTERVIEW Published: Saturday 26 July 2014 This week, the Center for Community Change (CCC) released new research that details the way low-income Americans think and talk about living on the edge. It found that the language being used … Continue reading

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SNAP Participation Drops, Error Rates Remain Low

(US News & World Report, July 11, 2014) If the critics of the SNAP Program “really want to make government work better, they should focus on real problems…and stop hyperventilating about non-existent problems with SNAP,” writes Chad Stone, chief economist … Continue reading

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Rep. Ryan’s Poverty Plan – Reactions and Resources

From the Coalition on Human Needs (http://www.chn.org): By Lecia Imbery July 24, 2014 Earlier today, House Budget Committee Chairman Paul Ryan (R-WI) appeared at an event hosted by AEI to unveil his new plan to fight poverty, “Expanding Opportunity in America.” Rep. Ryan’s … Continue reading

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Support Keeping Social Security Accessible

From Social Security Works (http://www.socialsecurityworks.org/): The Social Security Administration (SSA) is rapidly implementing a critically flawed and poorly understood series of office closings and service reductions at exactly the same time as more and more Americans rely on the Social … Continue reading

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Urge Your Representatives to Pass the Fair Minimum Wage Act

From the Presbyterian Church (USA) Office of Public Witness (http://www.presbyterianmission.org/ministries/washington/): Many U.S. workers have come to rely on and expect an annual wage increase from their employers. Indeed, the practice of annual cost of living increases and raises came into … Continue reading

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