Impact University: Planet Money

Economics

Why Some People Love Tax Day >

The Earned Income Tax Credit has been widely hailed as the federal government's most successful anti-poverty program. It is certainly the largest -- redistributing about $60 billion from wealthier Americans to the working poor every year.

Economics of Poverty

The Trouble with the Poverty Line >

The official figure of Americans living under the poverty line is just over 46 million, but the expert consensus is that this is way off, and that the way we get this number simply doesn't make any sense.

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