Greg Kaufmann is the poverty correspondent for The Nation and a contributor to BillMoyers.com. He covers poverty in America primarily through his blog, This Week in Poverty.Through his writing he seeks to increase media coverage of poverty, share new research, elevate the voices of people living in poverty and offer readers opportunities to get involved with organizations working to eradicate poverty. Moyers & Company syndicates his blog and describes it as offering “must-read stories,” and Melissa Harris-Perry calls Greg “one of the most consistent voices on poverty in America.”Greg has spoken at numerous conferences and been a guest on Moyers & Company, MSNBC’s Melissa Harris-Perry, Tavis Smiley on PBS, NPR’s Radio Times with Marty Moss-Coane, Here & Now, Your Call, The Thom Hartmann Program, Stand Up! with Pete Dominick and The Matthew Filipowicz Show, as well as various local radio programs. His work has also been featured on CBSNews.com, NPR.org, WashingtonPost.com, and BusinessInsider.com. He serves as an advisor for Barbara Ehrenreich’s Economic Hardship Reporting Project. He graduated from Dickinson College and studied creative writing at Miami University (Ohio). He lives in his hometown of Washington, DC, with his wife, son and two daughters.
How former New York Fed chair Stephen Friedman made a bundle on the AIG bailout.
Treasury Secretary Timothy Geithner was summoned to testify before the House yesterday to answer two questions: why did he sign off on AIG paying full value on insurance for bad assets, and what was his role in the decision not to disclose that?
On the FCIC's second day of hearings, witnesses examined how Wall Street incentivized and why the Federal Reserve didn't stop subprime lending.
Day 1 of the Financial Crisis Inquiry Commission didn't find any good answers to the causes of the financial crisis--but don't give up on the commission yet.
Government regulators could insist that mortgage lenders take significant steps to stem the foreclosure crisis--but so far they've refused to.
Representative Marcy Kaptur, a longstanding advocate for foreclosure relief, talks to The Nation about prospects for sweeping financial reform.
Americans want to know what went wrong during last year's economic meltdown. The Financial Crisis Inquiry Commission will find the answers.
For the first time, family reunification for same-sex binational couples is being included in broader immigration reform.
It's undeniable that pay czar Kenneth Feinberg has had an impact on compensation at bailed-out firms. But it's equally clear that the casino culture that created this mess remains untouched.
Nightmare on Wall Street
continues--come March 2010, AIG plans on upping the bonuses for its
Financial Products division to nearly $200 million, bringing the total
to $426 million since December 2008.