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This week on Off the Charts, we focused on housing policy, the economy, and health reform.
  • On housing policy, Barbara Sard noted, on the 50th anniversary of the March on Washington, that proposed regulations related to the Fair Housing Act of 1968 would further one of the march’s goals:  the freedom to choose where to live without regard to the color of one’s skin..
  • On the economy, we highlighted Jared Bernstein’s post reflecting on the job market’s critical role in advancing economic progress among African-Americans.
  • On health reform, Jesse Cross-Call rebutted the claim that Rhode Island’s Medicaid program is a model for other states.
In other news, we revised a paper on myths and realities about the estate tax.  We also updated our guide to SNAP eligibility and benefits, our chart book on the legacy of the Great Recession, and our backgrounder on the number of weeks of unemployment benefits available in each state. A variety of news outlets featured CBPP’s work and experts recently.  Here are some highlights: Wage Stagnation and Market Outcomes New York Times, Economix August 26, 2013 State failed its residents Springfield News-Leader August 24, 2013