January 18, 2023, Opinion: "Why do so few Americans take advantage of more than one benefits program? That’s the question Aparna Mathur tries to answer in a recent blog post for Forbes. Mathur, a Senior Fellow at the Mossavar-Rahmani Center for Business and Government at the Harvard Kennedy School, and a Visiting Scholar at Foundation for Research on Equal Opportunity, proposes a “one-stop shop” for overall benefits access as well as short-term cash emergency cash assistance. She writes: “If COVID-19 taught us anything, it is that we need to be much better prepared to handle not only the next big crisis, but also the crises that play out in people’s lives every day. We owe it to ourselves to work towards a better and more robust U.S. social safety net.” Mathur recently answered emailed questions from Spotlight about her article."