Economic Opportunity Commentaries

A Presidential Plan to Restore the American Dream

Posted November 16, 2015

TANF Has Been a Success—Let’s Make It Even Better

Posted September 29, 2015

The Long-Term Consequences of Childhood Poverty

Posted September 23, 2015

Poverty Day Numbers Show the Need for Higher Wages

Posted September 16, 2015

Sooner or Later, Most of Us Will Be Poor and on Welfare

Posted August 12, 2015

Ending Poverty in Native Communities: A Moral Responsibility

Posted June 10, 2015

A Simple Step to Help the Homeless

Posted May 19, 2015

Smart Solutions Needed to Help Boost Earnings

Posted May 12, 2015

Tax Credits for Working Families, Not Tax Breaks for Wealthy Estates

Posted April 15, 2015

Locking People Up Makes Americans Poor

Posted December 15, 2014

Two-Generation Approaches: A Promising Strategy for Fighting Poverty

Posted November 18, 2014

Outreach Facilitates New Medicaid Signups

Posted June 23, 2014

The Importance of Tax Policy in the Fight against Poverty

Posted April 14, 2014

The President’s Budget Proposal: Jobs, Jobs, Jobs

Posted on March 25, 2014

Obama’s 2015 Budget: The Good and the Bad

Posted March 17, 2014

The American Dream and Moving Up

Posted February 25, 2014

Our Tax System Should Be a Tool to Fight Poverty—But Instead It’s Pushing People into It

Posted February 3, 2014

Making Economic Mobility a Priority

Posted January 27, 2014

Testing Innovations Locally to Change the Way We Fight Poverty

Posted December 20, 2013

New Health Insurance Marketplaces Support Work

Posted November 4, 2013

Rejecting False Choices to Protect Vermont’s EITC

Posted October 29, 2013

To Fight Poverty, Fight Budget Battles

Posted September 23, 2013

Winning the War: Poverty from the Great Society to the Great Recession

Posted September 17, 2013

Want to Reduce Poverty? Reduce Incarceration

Posted September 12, 2013

How State Economic Security Policies Measure Up

Posted September 3, 2013