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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

In the first presidential debate, not a single question about poverty and neither candidate showed the slightest inclination to talk about...
If Obama and Romney answered these questions, voters would have a deeper understanding of poverty in this country and the next president...
Before welfare reform there was the Work First program in Mississippi. It was a distaster for the poor then, just as welfare reform is a...
Antipoverty activists are asking both candidates to speak up about growing poverty in the United States. 
Tavis Smiley and Dr. Cornel West’s Poverty Tour 2.0 arrived in Virginia, and high school students had a lot to say about their own...
We need to stop looking at poverty as a separate phenomenon from the rest of the economy—an economy with a proliferation of low-wage...
Republican House leadership continues to block passage of the Violence Against Women Act. No one suffers the consequences of this political...
Tavis Smiley and Dr. Cornel West continue to seek out and speak out on behalf of people living in poverty with their Poverty Tour 2.0.