by Lisa R. Pruitt

Wealth and income inequality have been getting a lot of attention in recent months--at least in the New York Times. Op-Ed columnist Bob Herbert has been especially...

Place and Poverty (Part I)

Written by Lisa R. Pruitt

I've been thinking a lot (and writing some, too) about the links between poverty and place for several years, spurred by my interest in rural populations and critical...

Lessons in Development and Democracy: From India to West Virginia

Written by Lisa R. Pruitt

The closing line of my recent blog post asked:  "Is even democracy a luxury for the poor?"

Shortly after writing it, I came across this quote by Senator John D....