Category: Poverty

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David Bacon: Living on the Streets of Oakland

Every night people are sleeping on benches or in makeshift shelters. Here are a few of their stories

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Paul Buchheit: Some Facts that Poverty-Deniers Don’t Want to Hear

Too many rich people have removed themselves from a society that they no longer care to understand

Matt Bruenig: Two Theories of Poverty

Poverty replicates itself in very predictable structural ways

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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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