February 12, 2008
Boston Review on Ending Urban Poverty and Middle Class (Warren) issues
In their Forums and Special Issues section, the Boston Review includes a couple of articles on urban poverty plus a number of articles on the middle class:
- Dalton Conley, Ending Urban Poverty Introduction
- Patrick Sharkey, The Inherited Ghetto
- Stefanie DeLuca, Neighborhood Matters
Middle Class Principal Article: Elizabeth Warren & Amelia Warren Tyagi, What's Hurting the Middle Class?
- Jacob S. Hacker, Economic Risk has shifted from the government and corporations to workers and their families
- Jonathan Gruber, The middle class has a higher standard of living than ever before. Who should pay for it?
- G. Marcus Cole, Consumer bankruptcy is insurance for which the insured need not save or pay
- Jeff Madrick, Why have the left and the right both distorted the central facts about consumer debt?
- Stephen Brobeck, For many, there are few attractive savings options and much opportunity to build debt
- David Crockett, A real agenda for change must take consumer culture seriously
- Chuck Collins, The middle class is picking up the slack for both tax cuts and privatized public services
- A. Mechele Dickerson, Even before the new changes, bankruptcy laws were racially biased
- Tamara Draut, The larger story is about the triumph of market values and the denigration of government
- Jared Bernstein, Male wage stagnation is the central explanation for the middle-class squeeze
- Robert D. Manning, There has been a profound transformation in how Americans define needs and wants
- Juliet Schor, As public goods decay and democracy wanes, the populace is offered SUVs, malls, and debt
- Elizabeth Warren & Amelia Warren Tyagi, Response: So long as we talk in terms of over-consumption, we strengthen the attack on the middle
Thank you to Patrick S. O'Donnell for bringing this to my attention!
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