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The Trump administration’s proposed “update” to the poverty threshold is a wolf in sheep’s clothing

May 22nd, 2019

The Trump administration’s proposal to change the way the poverty line is annually adjusted for inflation is the policy equivalent of a wolf in sheep’s clothing. Sounds technical and weedy, but a new paper by CBPP’s Aviva Aron-Dine and Matt Broaddus shows just how damaging the change will be for the health coverage and benefits… Read more

Sen. Warren’s debt cancellation plan: Should progressive policy aim for narrow targets or structural change?

April 29th, 2019

Introduction Sen. Warren’s college debt cancellation plan, which I explain here, has gotten a mixed reception. While many progressives and, predictably, student debt holders give it high praise, it has taken flak from two broad groups: those who just don’t like cancelling debt and those who view it as insufficiently progressive. The latter group objects… Read more