Q&A with The Poverty Industry author, Daniel Hatcher

July 20, 2016 nyupressblog 0

On June 30th, we hosted a Twitter Q&A with Daniel Hatcher, author of The Poverty Industry. In case you missed it, here’s the conversation about how state governments and their private industry partners are turning America’s most vulnerable populations into sources of revenue.

Ginsburg trumped Trump

July 14, 2016 nyupressblog 1

—Steve Gottlieb
Making comments unusual for Supreme Court justices, Ruth Bader Ginsburg trumped Trump, getting the kind of all-media coverage usually reserved for him.

Brexit will fuel citizenship arbitrage

June 24, 2016 nyupressblog 1

—Peter J. Spiro
The unexpected result in the British referendum is hitting the news today like a thunderclap. As the financial markets tumble, few will escape Brexit’s consequences. But none will feel Brexit more than those whose employment and residential security have been contingent on the UK’s continued EU membership.

Buying a Bride vs. Making a Match

June 21, 2016 nyupressblog 0

—Marcia Zug
The stigma of meeting someone online is gone, but there is one glaring exception to this acceptance: mail-order marriage. The dislike of mail-order marriage has a complicated history, but while the reasons men and women seek mail-order marriages have changed throughout the centuries, its use as a means to increase one’s marital options and thereby improve one’s situation through marriage has changed very little.

Why do we blame mothers when children are harmed?

June 14, 2016 nyupressblog 2

—Linda C. Fentiman
The recent public excoriation of the mother whose three-year-old son slipped through a barrier at the Cincinnati Zoo and fell into a gorilla enclosure is striking, but not surprising. There is a widespread tendency to blame parents—and especially mothers—whenever a child’s health or well-being is endangered.

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