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  • Commentary: Does a cashless society mean less crime?

    We're buying more stuff with keystrokes and plastic instead of cash these days. Now comes evidence that our cash-light ways may be foiling crime. Researchers at the University of Missouri-St. Louis looked at what happened when Missouri switched from...
  • Commentary: A middle-class safety net

    Commentary: A middle-class safety net
    Spending on the major safety-net programs, including food stamps, nearly quadrupled between 1970 and 2010, but there have been winners and losers during that growth. Liberals are shocked (shocked!) that Rep. Paul Ryan, R-Wis., and his co-partisans would...
  • Robert B. Reich: Slouching toward oligarchy

    America is not yet an oligarchy, but that's where Charles and David Koch and a few other billionaires are taking us. American democracy used to depend on political parties that more or less represented most of us. Political scientists of the 1950s and...
  • Who's more charitable -- conservatives or liberals?

    Who's more charitable -- conservatives or liberals?
    My Sunday column comparing private philanthropy and government social programs has revived the old debate over who is more charitably inclined, conservatives or liberals? Skipping to the last page of the story first, the answer is neither: As two MIT...
  • Dan K. Thomasson: Labor turmoil in college athletics

    WASHINGTON Bob was a dirt poor kid from Pensacola, Fla., when he won a scholarship for football at a Division One school in Mississippi. He had grown up in the kind of poverty most of us can hardly imagine and the scholarship was a Godsend the only way he...
  • Time for corporations to pay living wage

    Every time an increase in the minimum wage is requested, there's an outcry that the sky will fall. However, it's really not an increase — it is an adjustment to keep up with rising prices. The ones hurt the most when prices go up are the poor and...
  • Another round of food stamp cuts in states

    WASHINGTON A fresh round of food stamp cuts at the state level are underway, on top of federal food stamp reductions that hit millions of Americans twice since November. In some states, policymakers have imposed additional cuts that jeopardize benefits...
  • As EU doors open, Bulgarian and Romanian migrants see minds closing

    As EU doors open, Bulgarian and Romanian migrants see minds closing
    BERLIN — The last time she checked, Katya Tasheva had the normal number of limbs and eyes. So she feels a nasty shock of non-recognition, she says, when German news reports warn of a coming invasion of people like her — Bulgarians — as...
  • 'Aristocrats' wanted on fraud charges collected welfare while living on yacht

    'Aristocrats' wanted on fraud charges collected welfare while living on yacht
    Andrea and Colin Chisholm III fancied themselves Scottish aristocrats, insisting on being called lord and lady and leading a lavish lifestyle fitting of royals. They owned a $1.2 million, 83-foot yacht that was docked in South Florida. They lived in...
  • American women go into construction in search of higher pay

    American women go into construction in search of higher pay
    Sylas DeMello got her start in construction as a child pouring the foundation and nailing boards for her family's deck with her father in Tennessee. "It was more of a chore, but I enjoyed it," said DeMello, now an apprentice at Murray Electric in...
  • UK lawmakers vote to cap welfare spending despite political divides

    LONDON (Reuters) - Lawmakers from Britain's three major parties on Wednesday voted to limit how much the government can spend on welfare, despite deep disagreement over the future of a social security system that accounts for almost a third of all...
  • Early gang participation makes lasting mark

    SEATTLE It's pretty much a no-brainer that a kid who joins a gang even briefly during adolescence stands a greater chance of committing crimes, using drugs and winding up in prison as an adult. Less obvious, however, are the lasting consequences of...