Breakfast Sandwiches and Inequality
This week, we’re talking Richard Gere, breakfast sandwiches, and asset limits. First, we discuss whether Richard Gere’s decision to “go undercover” as a homeless person is helpful for addressing the root causes of homelessness. Next, we’re joined by Roberto Ferdman, a reporter for The Washington Post covering food and the economy, to discuss what the evolution of the breakfast sandwich says about inequality in America. And in light of Governor LePage’s proposal to cap the savings of poor families receiving government assistance, we’re joined by Christine Hastedt, Public Policy Director of Maine Equal Justice Partners, and Justin King, Policy Director of the Asset Building Program at New America to discuss why this would be a terrible policy for struggling Mainers. And as always, we’re joined by Alan Pyke of ThinkProgress for the Weekly Worst.