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  • A woman with a child carries a box of food assistance at a mobile food drop event in Orlando, Florida, April 6, 2020, photo by Paul Hennessy/Reuters

    Commentary

    America's Experiment in Remedying Child Poverty

    Feb 8, 2022

    Amid the debate over whether the success of the expanded child tax credit in reducing poverty is worth its large price tag, many are missing a crucial feature: It was uniquely well-designed to address the increasingly precarious economic reality that millions of Americans experience.

  • A tiny home village in Los Angeles, California, March 18, 2021, photo by Ted Soqui/Sipa USA via Reuters

    Commentary

    Camping Bans and Group Shelters Unlikely to Solve Homelessness Crisis

    May 23, 2022

    Should Los Angeles continue to direct most resources toward creating permanent housing with services? Or should it try to rapidly add more group shelters and shared tiny homes which would allow the city to enforce camping bans in certain areas? There are compelling arguments for both approaches.

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