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Karen Dolan

Karen Dolan

Karen Dolan is a fellow at the Institute for Policy Studies and directs the Criminalization of Poverty project there. She is author of "The Poor Get Prison: The Alarming Spread of the Criminalization of Poverty."


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Data Reveals Poverty Is a Political Choice

New data from the U.S. Census Bureau reveals that there were a whopping 45 million fewer Americans in poverty in 2021 than in 2020.

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Biden's Inflation Bill—(Mostly) Good News for People and the Planet—Is Only the First Step

Eventually, more and better legislation must pass. But the Inflation Reduction Act is a mostly laudable, necessary start.

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Covid-19 Death Rates in Poorer US Counties Were Nearly Double

The tragic reality is that our economic and public health systems do discriminate.

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3 Reasons to Be Hopeful as This Pretty Shitty Year Comes to an End

The first reason to be hopeful is—us. We the people.

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Historic Relief for American Families Is On Its Way to Your Bank Account

If you're a parent, odds are you'll be getting a direct deposit very soon.

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Biden Deserves Praise for Going Big and Bold on the Economy. Let's Push Him to Go Bigger and Bolder

Our job is to make sure he understands where he falls short—so we can make maximum use of what may well be a once-in-a generation chance to build a truly equitable society.

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A Winning Strategy for Joe Biden: Raise the Wage and Tax the Rich

Despite our sharp divisions, a majority of Americans are united behind many policies to combat poverty and reduce inequality.

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This Is an Emergency: Americans Need Relief, and Trump Is Standing in the Way

The president just benefited from lifesaving, taxpayer-funded measures. He has no business blocking Americans from getting the same.

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