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Poverty: The Plus Side

“Poverty Should Have Risen”—so runs the cheery headline of a New York Times blog post this week by Casey B. Mulligan, professor of economics at the University of Chicago. “Poverty did not rise between 2007 and 2011,” Mulligan writes, “and …



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