Greg Kaufmann is the former poverty correspondent to The Nation and a current contributor. He is a senior fellow at the Center of American Progress and editor of TalkPoverty.org. 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 called 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, and radio talk shows across the United States. 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.
The deaths of Jodi and Randy Speidel illustrate how weak our safety net really is.
David Brooks’ rendition of poverty is as “representative” of people with low-incomes as corrupt corporate titans are of small entrepreneurs.
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.