Recent Articles by Eric Schulzke
Published: Thursday, December 5, 2013 9:49 am MST
Nina Munk spent six years researching the most ambitious effort yet to end poverty in Africa. Her resulting book is a story of the limits of good intentions. The Deseret News interviewed Munk on her book and an...
Published: Wednesday, December 4, 2013 2:11 pm MST
A Japanese man switched at birth and raised in poverty has been awarded damages by the courts to compensate for the opportunities he lost by being separated from his wealthy and educated birth parents.
Published: Tuesday, December 3, 2013 12:45 pm MST
A judge has certified Detroit's bankruptcy, which puts pension cuts on the table. Other cities eye the precedent as unions protest and file appeals.
Published: Monday, December 2, 2013 1:12 pm MST
New York's recent test results under common core have raised troubling questions of low success rates in New York's test results reach beyond the white suburbs. The fit and outcomes of the new regime are very m...
Published: Sunday, December 1, 2013 12:38 am MST
France has among the highest birthrates in Europe — can it continue to pay for it?
Published: Wednesday, November 27, 2013 2:27 pm MST
In a formal public statement that appears to be very much in his personal voice, Pope Francis has turned heads with seven pages of a 300-page document. Those seven pages focused on condemning income inequality ...
Published: Tuesday, November 26, 2013 3:16 pm MST
Six out of 10 American workers fear they will lose their jobs due to economic instability, a troubling finding in what is technically the third year of economic recovery, according to a new survey.
Published: Tuesday, November 26, 2013 10:44 am MST
President Obama will pardon a turkey this Thanksgiving. Human beings should be so lucky, notes Ron Fournier at National Journal. No president since George Washington has been so stinting with the pardon and com...
Published: Friday, November 22, 2013 3:47 pm MST
Famed comedian Bill Cosby went on Jon Stewart's "Daily Show" this week and chewed out the popular talk show host for swearing at an event they both attended. "It was Yiddish," Stewart responded.
Published: Friday, November 22, 2013 2:18 pm MST
Gallup polls now find a solid majority of Americans believe the federal government should not play a role in making sure Americans have health coverage. This represents a sharp reversal of the same poll prior t...