Category: Poverty

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Rob Prince: Ebola: A Symptom of Economic Inequality

While the Ebola virus is spreading globally, its impact will mostly felt in the world’s poorer regions

Joseph Stiglitz: The Age of Vulnerability

Regardless of how fast GDP grows, an economic system that fails to deliver gains for most of its citizens, and in which a rising share of the population faces increasing insecurity, is, in a fundamental sense, a failed economic system

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Marina Sitrin: Societies in Movement – Preventing Evictions

Movements around the world are fighting for the right to housing, and challenging private property and banks

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Paul Buchheit: Why We Should Be Seething with Anger over Inequality

On Average, Most of Us Got ONE DOLLAR for Every BILLION DOLLARS of New Wealth

Robert Weissman: US: The battle to make a living

Is there a political will to improve the economic status of working and middle-income families in the US?

Pete Dolack: The Lag In Wages Vs. Productivity Costs You Hundreds Of Dollars Per Week

We are living in very different times than the post-war years; the neoliberal offensive is the natural development of capitalism and the manic competition that mandates capitalists to grow or die

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Peter Marcuse: Really Explaining Inequality

The point is that what is missing in his discussion is any confrontation with the simple fact that the wealth and income of the 1% are related to the lack of wealth and incomes of so many of the 99%

Sam Pizzigati: Inequality and the USA: A Nation in Denial?

America’s top central bankers didn’t make time for inequality at their annual hobnob

Craig Hughes: From The Bottom Up

An interview with David Wagner on poverty, homelessness, activism, and social welfare

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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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