Why homelessness shouldn't be a crime

By Paula Lomazzi| Print this pagePrint | Email this pageShare
Article Politics Social Justice
Spending a night sleeping outside shouldn’t lead to a criminal record.

Sounding Boards are one person's take on a many-sided subject and do not necessarily reflect the opinions of U.S. Catholic, its editors, or the Claretians.


How new laws are preventing voters from casting their ballot

By Kristen Hannum| Print this pagePrint | Email this pageShare
Article Politics Social Justice
New laws restricting voting rights hit African Americans and the poor particularly hard. That, of course, is no coincidence.

How new laws are preventing voters from casting their ballot

By Kristen Hannum| Print this pagePrint | Email this pageShare
Article Politics Social Justice
New laws restricting voting rights hit African Americans and the poor particularly hard. That, of course, is no coincidence.

Catholic economics 101: Charles Clark on capitalism, government spending, and alleviating poverty

By A U.S. Catholic interview| Print this pagePrint | Email this pageShare
Article Politics Social Justice

When the rich get richer and the poor struggle to stay afloat, someone has to step in and level the playing field. And according to economist Charles Clark, no one is better equipped to do that than the government, which by providing goods like education and health care can give everyone a fighting chance. Doing so not only helps the poor, Clark argues, but it benefits all of society, because “sick and stupid is not a good economic policy,” he says.


Catholic economics 101: Charles Clark on capitalism, government spending, and alleviating poverty

By A U.S. Catholic interview| Print this pagePrint | Email this pageShare
Article Politics Social Justice

When the rich get richer and the poor struggle to stay afloat, someone has to step in and level the playing field. And according to economist Charles Clark, no one is better equipped to do that than the government, which by providing goods like education and health care can give everyone a fighting chance. Doing so not only helps the poor, Clark argues, but it benefits all of society, because “sick and stupid is not a good economic policy,” he says.


The economics of inequality: Why the wealth gap is bad for everyone

By A U.S. Catholic interview| Print this pagePrint | Email this pageShare
Article Politics Social Justice
Protecting the rich at the expense of the poor isn’t just immoral, says this economist—it is a recipe for economic disaster.

Charles Clark probably doesn’t win a lot of friends in his chosen profession when he says that most economists don’t really understand the economy. But even though he earns a living teaching economics at St. John’s University in New York, Clark believes that understanding how the economy really works requires more than just a classroom education.


The economics of inequality: Why the wealth gap is bad for everyone

By A U.S. Catholic interview| Print this pagePrint | Email this pageShare
Article Politics Social Justice
Protecting the rich at the expense of the poor isn’t just immoral, says this economist—it is a recipe for economic disaster.

Charles Clark probably doesn’t win a lot of friends in his chosen profession when he says that most economists don’t really understand the economy. But even though he earns a living teaching economics at St. John’s University in New York, Clark believes that understanding how the economy really works requires more than just a classroom education.


The true cost of our low-priced clothing

By Kevin Clarke| Print this pagePrint | Email this pageShare
Article Social Justice
Buyer beware: That low-priced shirt might have cost someone their life.

New York City made it easier to eat healthier a few years ago by requiring that calorie counts be included on restaurant menus and display boards. What a revelation! Sixteen hundred calories for that moldering pile of corn syrup-infused noodles; 1,300 for the “light” tuna platter? Who knew? Armed with more data, many New Yorkers now wave off that momentarily tempting triple-bacon calorie bomb and opt for something less likely to lead to an early coronary.


The true cost of our low-priced clothing

By Kevin Clarke| Print this pagePrint | Email this pageShare
Article Social Justice
Buyer beware: That low-priced shirt might have cost someone their life.

New York City made it easier to eat healthier a few years ago by requiring that calorie counts be included on restaurant menus and display boards. What a revelation! Sixteen hundred calories for that moldering pile of corn syrup-infused noodles; 1,300 for the “light” tuna platter? Who knew? Armed with more data, many New Yorkers now wave off that momentarily tempting triple-bacon calorie bomb and opt for something less likely to lead to an early coronary.


A closer look at the Voting Rights Act

By Kira Dault| Print this pagePrint | Email this pageShare
Article Politics Social Justice

While the history of the Voting Rights Act of 1965 truly begins with the founding of the United States, the common practice of slavery, and the Civil War, the legislative history of the law began 100 years before the Voting Rights Act was signed into law.


Pages