Takers or Makers? How Americans Decide Who 'Deserves' a Safety Net

Takers or Makers? How Americans Decide Who 'Deserves' a Safety Net

Maia Szalavitz

CULTURE

Co-published with The Guardian. It’s about to get worse for those needing help as the Trump administration tightens access to all sorts of benefits.

If Americans Don't Like the Word 'Inequality', Would 'Fairness' Be Better?

If Americans Don't Like the Word 'Inequality', Would 'Fairness' Be Better?

Alissa Quart

CULTURE

Co-published with The GuardianInequality is everywhere – and yet in some quarters the word itself is rebuked as the culprit. Would new language help us tackle the problem?