Welfare

Salt Lake City Offers Glimpse of Socialism, Mormon-Style

Salt Lake City Offers Glimpse of Socialism, Mormon-Style

Kathleen McLaughlin

FEATURES

Co-published with The Guardian. Utah has one of the nation’s lowest rates of income inequality in part because of the Church of Latter-day Saints’ welfare system, but it also ranks dead last for economic equality for women.

Getting Jobbed

Getting Jobbed

Virginia Sole-Smith

Co-published with Harper's MagazineTwenty years later, Bill Clinton's welfare reform is still making it harder for poor Americans to access a fundamental right: the right to assistance.

It Is Expensive to Be Poor

It Is Expensive to Be Poor

Barbara Ehrenreich

FEATURE | ANALYSIS

Co-published with The Atlantic.  Minimum-wage jobs are physically demanding, have unpredictable schedules, and pay so meagerly that workers can't save up enough to move on.

The GOP’s Drug-Testing Dragnet

The GOP’s Drug-Testing Dragnet

Isabel MacDonald

FEATURE

Co-published with The Nation. Republicans and industry profiteers are targeting high school students, welfare applicants and the unemployed.