David Shipler

David Shipler is the author of “The Working Poor: Invisible in America” (2004).

David Shipler appears in the following:

The Limits of Free Speech in America

Friday, May 15, 2015

Freedom of Speech: Mightier Than the Sword investigates the cultural limits on both expression and the willingness to listen, and the implications on the future of American democracy.

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Poverty and the Social Safety Net

Thursday, February 02, 2012

Perhaps it was just a poor choice of words on Mitt Romney's part. Flush with victory after his win in the Florida primary, Mitt Romney appeared on CNN yesterday morning and said this: "I'm in this race because I care about Americans. I’m not concerned about the very poor. We have a safety net there. If it needs repair I'll fix it."

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A poverty briefing for Obama

Thursday, November 20, 2008

As the economic downturn continues, the ranks of those who live below the poverty line are growing. President-elect Barack Obama has promised to tackle poverty by reducing taxes, incr...

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Friday, June 21, 2002

Grey metal towers appeared on the plateau west of Nabatiyeh, Lebanon, within a couple of weeks after the Israeli invasion. I first saw their ungainly silhouettes as I drove quickly from the coast, dodging in and out of the Israeli military convoys that littered the narrow country road with armored ...