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Eduardo Porter

New York Times writer

Eduardo Porter writes the Economic Scene column for 'The New York Times'.

Eduardo Porter
27 Oct 2015

The myth of welfare's bad influence

Does welfare corrupt the poor? Few ideas are so deeply ingrained in the American popular imagination as the belief that government aid for poor people will just encourage bad behaviour.

27 Oct 2015 1
24 Sep 2015

US education riddled with inequity

The wounds of segregation were still raw in the 1970s. With only rare exceptions, African-American children had nowhere near the same educational opportunities as whites.

24 Sep 2015
24 Jul 2015

Innovation to allay global climate change stumbles

In the race to develop technologies to slow climate change, the world is off track.

24 Jul 2015