Category Archives: Fighting Poverty

Wisconsin Labor Day woes and ways forward

Labor Day in Wisconsin prompted the usual, annual “think pieces” – from distinguished sources on the sorry state of economic progress in Wisconsin, and especially Milwaukee, notwithstanding the state’s lowest unemployment rate ever at 3%. Said Joel Rogers of COWS … Read the rest

Finally, some leadership on single mom, teen birth rates

If you believe in cutting the rates of unintended birth rates for single moms and teens, and you are anti-abortion, how can you not support a broad program of birth control access? The logic is inescapable. If contraceptives can reduce … Read the rest

LARCs reduce single mom pregnancies, poverty cycle

Intrauterine Device (IUD)

What could be the single most effective way of eliminating poverty in the Milwaukee region? You might say job creation, workforce training or a higher minimum wage. You would be right to say they all make a big difference. But … Read the rest