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Want Police Reform? Charge Rich People More for Speeding Tickets

Want Police Reform? Charge Rich People More for Speeding Tickets

Astra Taylor

NEWS | ANALYSIS

Co-published with The GuardianMunicipal coffers are being filled by fining those who can least afford it. If fees were tied to wealth, that calculus would shift.

Preying on the Poor

Preying on the Poor

Barbara Ehrenreich

NEWS | ANALYSIS

Co-published with Huffington Post. The poor aren't too tempting to thieves individually, but in aggregate they provide a juicy target for anyone depraved enough to make a business of stealing from them.

America's Poverty Tax

America's Poverty Tax

Gary Rivlin

NEWS | ANALYSIS

Co-published with The Daily BeastWhile America’s jobs and economy remain flat, it’s getting more expensive to be poor, with everyone from payday lenders to subprime credit cards charging extortionate rates.