In the News: Laziness isn’t why people are poor. And iPhones aren’t why they lack health care.

In the News: Laziness isn’t why people are poor. And iPhones aren’t why they lack health care.

Professor Stephen Pimpare writes about poverty in The Washington Post
Thursday, March 9, 2017

"Why do we insist that if you are poor, you should also be miserable? Why do we require penitence?" writes Stephen Pimpare, lecturer in the Politics & Society program, in The Washington Post.

In the column, Pimpare discusses the root of poverty, dispelling the common notion that "poverty in the United States is, by and large, the result of laziness, immorality and irresponsibility."

Read the full column on The Washington Post

 

 

Interested in American politics and public policy? Learn more about our Politics & Society program

Bookmark and Share