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Bryce Covert

Bryce Covert is an independent journalist writing about the economy. She is a contributing op-ed writer at the New York Times and also writes for the New Republic, the Nation, and other outlets. Her writing has appeared in the Washington Post, the New York Daily News, New York Magazine, Slate, and others, and she won a 2016 Exceptional Merit in Media Award from the National Women’s Political Caucus. She has appeared on ABC, CBS, MSNBC, NPR, and other outlets.

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As Republicans Attach Work Requirements to, Well, Everything, They’re Driving People Deeper Into Poverty

Bryce Covert

HUD Secretary Ben Carson unveiled a proposal on Wednesday that would allow housing authorities to implement work requirements, claiming the current system “discourages these families from earning more income and becoming self-sufficient.” But the truth is, as our on-the-ground reporting in Mississippi shows, these requirements utterly fail to help people secure jobs and financial independence.