Karen Weese

6 Things Paul Ryan Doesn’t Understand About Poverty (But I Didn’t, Either)

Editor's Note: This article was published on March 10, 2014, but it remains timely.

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The Shockingly Low Wages We Pay People Who Look After the Elderly

Curtis Smith couldn’t help grinning as he took another bite of chocolate-frosted cake. His favorite restaurant always gave patrons a birthday discount equal to their age, so on this day, the occasion of his 101st birthday, the dapper centenarian was not only going to get a free meal, they were going to pay him. “That’s what I call a deal!” he said, cheerfully pocketing the 20 cents. 

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