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Greg Kaufmann

Author Bios

Greg Kaufmann

Greg Kaufmann is the former poverty correspondent to The Nation and a current contributor. He serves as an advisor to the Ehrenreich Hardship Reporting Project and the Half in Ten Campaign. 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. 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.

Articles

News and Features

Amy Treptow came to Washington to tell her story of climbing out of poverty. Some elected officials were more interested than others. 

Ten groups that are laying the foundation for an economic justice revival.

An already-bleak housing and homelessness situation is about to get a lot worse.

Students miss 50 million hours of school each year because of dental problems. A hearing Wednesday confronts the crisis.

In Appalachian Ohio, long lines at food pantries show just how wrongheaded a plan for economic recovery based on cutting assistance to the poor really is.

An interview with Georgetown University law professor Peter Edelman.

The Department of Defense's December review of Afghan strategy glossed over real challenges to the US involvement in the country's political and economic development.

The foreclosure crisis is now hitting even the safest borrowers. That makes passing the Right to Rent Act, which would enable homeowners who can't get loan modifications to stay in their homes, even more critical.

Three working homeowners in Queens faced foreclosure—and JP Morgan Chase refused to modify their mortgages. Now they've brought a lawsuit, and the bank is suddenly responsive.

David Cole on Dawn Johnsen, Greg Kaufmann on Stephen Friedman's windfall profits and Clarissa A. León on Islam Siddiqui, "pesticide pusher"

Blogs

Jessica Bartholow grew up in a working poor family dealing with hunger, housing insecurity and no affordable healthcare. Now she's trying...
An expert on child hunger has five questions for President Obama and Governor Romney in the second installment of our #TalkPoverty series.
Houston janitors fought like hell to get from $8.35 an hour to $9.35 an hour—over four years—cleaning the offices of...
We’ve got questions about poverty, and it’s time for the presidential candidates to give us some answers. Peter Edelman kicks...
The latest on Palermo's factory workers in Milwaukee and SEIU janitors in Houston who are fighting for fair treatment and a decent wage.
The latest chapter in the political games the GOP plays with the lives of poor people.
An excellent infographic from Demos illustrates some vital poverty statistics.
Alice McAfee, a janitor for thirty years in Houston, talks about her work and the latest developments in the citywide strike.