The Trump administration said Thursday that it would get poor people to work by letting state governments deny them Medicaid if they don’t have a job. The new policy would be attempting to solve a problem that doesn’t exist.
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Undermining another Obama-era initiative, the Trump administration plans to delay enforcement of a federal housing rule that requires communities to address patterns of racial residential segregation.
The Trump administration has waived part of the punishment for five megabanks. One of the Trump administration waivers was granted to Deutsche Bank — which is owed at least $130 million by President Donald Trump and his business empire and has also been fined for its role in a Russian money laundering scheme.
While poor Americans are dying earlier, the rich are enjoying unprecedented longevity.
Pleas for the entertainer to run for president point to a split over whether to treat Donald Trump as a dangerous anomaly or a particularly extreme Republican. She could be at once the Democratic Trump and also an anti-Trump.
New research suggests that a more effective approach to changing the geography of poverty requires the expansion of effective public transportation systems.
The expectation that homeowners should be able to reach beyond their property lines has become deeply embedded. The new tax law has raised the possibility that homeownership may be losing some of its privileged status in American society, as the benefits of the mortgage interest and property tax deductions shrink.
A new $200 million investment vaults GreenSky over Social Finance Inc. to become the most highly-valued online lender in the U.S.
Mick Mulvaney intends to make all the drama surrounding his appointment as interim director of the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau worth it.
Economics 101 suggests it’s time for a big migration west from the Rust Belt to the Boom Belt. But economists missed something important about these towns: They have social capital. Trust is what you might call the “magic fairy dust” that helps economies thrive.
The block grant program and other federal programs that have assisted communities with about $8 billion annually for cleaner water, safer sidewalks, streetlights and sewage treatment are on the chopping block in Washington.
Children who grow up in some places go on to earn much more than they would if they grew up elsewhere.
There’s a clear link between a lack of places to live and the number of people sleeping out of doors at night. And the solution is clear, too: Cities need to double down not just on homeless services, but on building more affordable housing, and quickly.