The racial policies that built Ferguson (and Baltimore and Flint)
At the Netroots Nation conference in St. Louis on Friday, July 15, EPI’s Richard Rothstein will present research on concentrated poverty and racial segregation as part of a panel discussion on the public policies that set the stage for the protests and racial tension in Ferguson, Missouri.
Want to eliminate payday lending? Raise the minimum wage
In the Washington Post, EPI’s Valerie Wilson wrote an op-ed on payday lending. Wilson noted that economic policies such as promoting full employment and raising the minimum wage would reduce the demand for payday loans.