The 2016 “presidential issue” of Pathways Magazine is devoted to exploring the positions that the candidates and parties are advancing on matters of poverty, mobility, and inequality.
Table of Contents (Winter 2016)
The Poverty and Inequality Election
The 2016 presidential election is offering the country a real choice on poverty and mobility policy. How do the candidates compare across parties and within each party? Are they all toeing the party line? Find out here.
The current primary season is offering up a wide range of Republican platforms on poverty and opportunity. If all this diversity leaves you hankering for a refresher on the fundament of the Republican position on poverty, Douglas Holtz-Eakin is your clear go-to.
The Democratic candidates are also offering real choice on the poverty and inequality front. If you're getting confused, check out Harry J. Holzer's primer on the Democratic way of reducing poverty.
Income and wealth inequality have climbed over the past four decades while real wages have stagnated or declined for a majority of the American workforce. Why hasn’t this takeoff in inequality increased the demand for redistribution?
The standard party formulas don't well capture the average American's views on poverty and inequality. Is there an opening for an entirely new political platform on poverty and inequality?