Category: Poverty

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

Badri Raina: The Burden of Inequity

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

David Graeber: Savage Capitalism is Back

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

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

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

Carl Finamore: Inequality by the Bay

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

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

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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