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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.


News and Features

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.

At a recent Senate Foreign Relations Committee hearing, former CIA officers offered clear alternatives to escalation in Afghanistan.

The best arguments for the creation of a Consumer Financial Protection Agency come from the politicians and lobbyists who oppose it.

Among racial and ethnic minorities, a disproportionately high foreclosure rate is spreading to homeowners with prime loans.

As the economy continues to hemorrhage jobs, Congressman Keith Ellison of Minnesota is introducing legislation to increase eligibility for free school lunches.

The Republicans may now be "the party of no," but it remains to be seen who exactly the Democrats are.

The Democrats fail to stop a draconian gun amendment from being attached to an otherwise worthwhile bill backing representation for DC citizens.


If Congress would choose to listen to people in poverty, rather than just talking about them, this is what they would hear.
A Senate attempt to restore sequester cuts to low-income housing fails—housing assistance trend continues to go from bad to worse.
At his hearing on the War on Poverty, Paul Ryan demanded evidence about what works to fight poverty—and then promptly ignored it.
We need a series of hearings to hear from those who are “in the trenches” fighting poverty.
Congresswoman Barbara Lee asks Chairman Paul Ryan to allow Tianna Gaines-Turner—a Witness to Hunger—to testify at his hearing...
Five national leaders in the fight against hunger and poverty offer their perspectives on the SNAP debate and what we need to do to fight...
Under the sequester, only one in four eligible families receives rental assistance vouchers—and waiting lists are growing.