Ezra Rosser

Ezra Rosser

Ezra Rosser teaches Poverty Law, Indian Law, and Property Law at American University Washington College of Law.

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Sunday, January 21, 2018
Exceptional Indifference: An International Perspective on U.S. Poverty
At the end of 2017, the United Nations Special Rapporteur on Extreme Poverty and Human Rights, Professor Philip Alston, published a statement on his official visit to the United States. The statement makes for sobering reading even for those whose work focuses on domestic poverty. It should not be...
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"Putting aside my qualms about a conservative male politician once again deflecting attention from social problems by blaming women, however much it cost us to buy my wife’s used 2009 Toyota Camry really, we could have gotten by with the 2006 Corolla that I found), I have a hard time blaming her for our inability to accumulate wealth." Views
Tuesday, December 05, 2017
The Previously Unrecognized Costs of Booze, Women, and Movies
Before I started dating my wife, Elvia, my future mother-in-law actively tried to dissuade me from dating her daughter. Standing in line to buy a burger, she turned to me and said, “mi hija es muy cara” (my daughter is very expensive). She was attacking what she knew was a sensitive area in my life...
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Monday, October 30, 2017
Is Trump Undermining the Conservative Commitment to the Free-Flow of Capital by Connecting Immigrant Remittances to Border Wall Funding?
More than two years after Trump first boasted, “ I will build a great, great wall on our southern border and I will make Mexico pay for that wall ,” the wall is back in the news. In his October 8, 2017 letter to House and Senate Leaders on Immigration , item 1. A. is the Border Wall, which Trump...
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Wednesday, August 23, 2017
Louise Linton and the "Sacrifices" of the Very Rich and Incredibly Obnoxious
A lot of ink has already been spilled about Louise Linton’s tone-deaf Instagram posts, but her posts and the public response to them provides a rare moment of collective wonder at the sense of entitlement and self-importance enjoyed by the rich. The New York Times published not one but two op-eds...
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Friday, May 05, 2017
#Trumpcare and the Successful Campaign to Punish the Poor
As the Senate takes up health care reform, it is important to highlight the ways in which the Affordable Care Act differs from unpopular welfare programs. Republican politicians are using the health care debates as an opportunity to continue their long war against the poor, but what worked when...
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Monday, December 19, 2016
The Bullshit Era
In the middle of the Bush II Presidency, a literary classic was published: Harry G. Frankfurt’s On Bullshit . Printed as an abnormally small hardback that was perfect for tucking into a pocket or for pulling out surreptitiously, the not-so-serious book adopted a serious approach to the topic of...
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Tuesday, December 06, 2016
Heads in the Sand
It seems that many Democrats are determined not to change, not to learn any lessons from the 2016 election. Instead of trying to figure out what went wrong, they are clinging to denial and self-righteousness. During the election, “I’m With Her” was used to silence internal opposition. Gung-ho...
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