Karen Keely

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The Baby in the Well

The case against empathy.<p>In 2008, Karina Encarnacion, an eight year-old girl from Missouri, wrote to President-elect Barack Obama with some advice about what kind of dog he should get for his daughters. She also suggested that he enforce recycling and ban unnecessary wars. Obama wrote to thank her, …

Why privilege is so hard to give up

<b>(Dr. Cloud via Shutterstock)</b><p>Acknowledging our racial or gender privilege forces us to admit we didn’t achieve everything on our own<p>Myisha Cherry<p>August 1, 2013 4:40pm (UTC)<p>Privilege is a systematic structure that grants unearned advantage to a select few on the basis of their identity. Peggy …

Why class won’t go away | Lynsey Hanley

The vote to leave the EU was said to be a protest by a despairing working class that had been ‘left behind’. But was anyone really listening?<p>Something has gone wrong in Britain, and the EU referendum result showed us – or at least, those of us who weren’t already aware – what it is. The campaign …

An Experiment Gives Cash Aid To The Poor. Is That Ethical?

<b>About #NoStringsCash</b><p>In this series, NPR explores an emerging idea in the fight against global poverty. Instead of offering poor people traditional aid — seeds or goats or job training — what if you just give cash? Join the conversation with the hashtag #NoStringsCash or tweet us …

How To Fix Poverty: Why Not Just Give People Money?

Young guys in dusty polo shirts. New moms holding their babies. Grandmas in bright head wraps. They've all gathered in a clearing for one of the village meetings when something remarkable happens. Practically every person's cellphone starts tinkling.<p><b>About #NoStringsCash</b><p>This is Part 1 of a series in …

How The Minimum Wage Affects Restaurant Hygiene

An analysis of Seattle restaurants shows that as the city dramatically raised the minimum wage for restaurant employees and other workers, restaurants responded by lowering hygiene standards.<p>Transcript<p>MARY LOUISE KELLY, HOST:<p>Here's a trend. Cities around the country have moved to increase the …