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What is the Meaning Behind These Categories?

These categories are intended to orient you to the substance of the article and to communicate our framework for understanding the endowments that constitute civic life. This “human ecology” model is at the core of the Thriving Cities Project, a research initiative of the Institute for Advanced Studies in Culture.

The Just

On Poverty and Housing

Why can’t the poor afford the housing they need? Part of the problem is that tax policies intended to incentivize homeownership disproportionately benefit wealthier homeowners, and provide no support to poor renters.

By Philip Lorish & Madison Fisher | Vol. 95

The Just

Busted: America's Poverty Myths

Gladstone explores the myths around poverty in America, highlighting the systemic nature of poverty and the public assumptions of how people become and stay poor.

By Brooke Gladstone | Vol. 95

The Just

How Homeownership Became the Engine of American Inequality

Matthew Desmond, Pulitzer Prize recipient for his book Evicted, takes on the question of housing and inequality directly in this featured piece.

By Matthew Desmond | Vol. 95

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