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The best of the week’s news by Lindsay Beyerstein

Sidney's Picks: Why Does Poverty Persist

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Best of the Week’s News:

  • Hillman Prize-winning sociologist Matthew Desmond proposes new objective in the war on poverty: fighting exploitation. (NYT)
  • The storied history and uncertain future of Scabby the Rat. (Guardian)
  • Why unions matter so much. (NYT)
  • Teamsters’ president calls GOP senator a “greedy CEO in senate testimony. (WaPo)
  • Barista union will ask Starbucks shareholders to back an independent review of the coffee company’s labor practices. (Reuters)