James T. Patterson http://ripr.org en Scott MacKay Commentary: The Rhode Island Politics Of Poverty http://ripr.org/post/scott-mackay-commentary-rhode-island-politics-poverty <p>From the Vatican to the White House and the Rhode Island Statehouse, the talk these days is about poverty. RIPR political analyst Scott MacKay on what our small state can do to alleviate this scourge.</p><p></p><p></p><p>The Gospels tell us that the poor shall always be with us. Pope Francis has dedicated the early months of his papacy to highlighting the need to help the poor and plane the rough edges from unfettered capitalism.</p> Fri, 10 Jan 2014 20:54:01 +0000 Scott MacKay 27510 at http://ripr.org Scott MacKay Commentary: The Rhode Island Politics Of Poverty