Category: Poverty

Chris Arnade: Mocked and forgotten: who will speak for the American white working class?

When you listen to poor people who work with their hands, you hear a uniform frustration and a constant anxiety – but it’s not just about economic issues

Victor Tan chen: All Hollowed Out

The lonely poverty of America’s white working class

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Kathy Kelly: Surveillance and Surveys

The U.S. invests billions in “intelligence” yet young Afghans provide more useful information about the majority of Afghans

Pete Dolack: Deprivation of Capitalism

It should come as no surprise that when people have life made more difficult, when the weight of corporate power and the governments that do the bidding of that corporate power constantly press down, health and well-being deteriorate.

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Paul Buchheit: Half of America Is in or Damn Near Close to Living in Poverty

Congress should be filled with guilt — and shame — for failing to deal with our enormous wealth disparities

Ellen Isaacs: Hurricane Sandy Is Still Drowning The Poor

It is a few months short of three years since Hurricane Sandy barreled down on NYC. The flooded subways have new barriers. The submerged hospital generators are back in order. The boardwalks along the shore are up and trod by beachgoers once again. But what of the thousands of poor renters, most on public assistance, who lost their homes that day? I don’t know all their stories. I only know one intimately, and it is not a happy story.

Jay Arena: A People’s Reconstruction

A real post-Katrina revitalization of New Orleans would have meant more jobs and public services, not cutbacks and privatization

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Paul Street: The Real Cost of Being Poor

Serious debates over what the minimum wage should be in various U.S. locales and jurisdictions should start with information on what it actually costs to live in the different places where Americans live.

Kevin Ovenden: Battle Lines Drawn in Athens

A report from the streets of Athens on the mood as the country prepares for Sunday’s referendum on austerity

Petros Diveris: On Europe, the euro, Democracy and the drachma

I witnessed the loss of it all. The family house, dad’s shop, everything

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