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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

Recent votes on food stamps reveal that Congress is pummeling low-income people with increasing ferocity. What can be done to confront and...
A new documentary from Bill Moyers and Frontline follows two families for twenty-two years as they struggle to attain the American Dream.
If we wanted to end poverty we could.  Here are some groups you can get involved with that are leading the way.
Think sequestration isn’t having much of an effect? Check out the impact on food and hunger programs in the US and abroad.
A new report from the Economic Policy Institute examines the unfinished—and widely forgotten—agenda of the March on Washington...
Older Americans Act programs save money and lives. Why is it so hard to reauthorize something that consumes just 0.06 percent of the budget...
The current debate about food stamps is fantastic—unless you are someone who likes facts and evidence.
The closing of a Head Start center in Neodesha, Kansas shows what sequester cuts mean to rural America.