Category: Poverty

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Paul Street: Gross Inequality All Too “Normal” Under Capitalism

You don’t have to be a Marxist or other kind of anti-capitalist to understand that capitalism is all about socioeconomic disparity

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Badri Raina: The Burden of Inequity

It is a marvel of nature that worthwhile people may be found in the most unlikely places

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David Graeber: Savage Capitalism is Back

Capitalists spread prosperity only when threatened by global rivalry, radical movements and the risk of uprisings at home

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Paul Mason: The best of capitalism is over for rich countries

And for the poor ones it will be over by 2060

Elizabeth Schulte: A tale of two paychecks

Their checks had the same company name at the top, but that’s about the only thing that Pam Davis and Rob Walton ever had in common

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Peter Van Buren: This Land is Not Your Land, this Land is Their Land

The cumulative effects of years of inequality

Daniël de Klerk: Just Get a Job

There are as many reasons as there are poor people, there are often multiple factors combined that help create these conditions. It is the Cycle of poverty

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Carl Finamore: Inequality by the Bay

This is a tale of growing inequality in one of the wealthiest cities in America

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Ewan Robertson: Is Poverty Still Falling in Venezuela?

The Venezuelan government faces significant challenges to continue to reduce poverty, resolve the economic situation, and retain majority support

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Ewan Robertson: Maduro Unveils Policy to Eradicate Extreme Poverty in Venezuela

Venezuelan president Nicolas Maduro unveiled a new policy to focus on the needs of the least well off as part of his pledge to eradicate extreme poverty in the country by 2018

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