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.
A real post-Katrina revitalization of New Orleans would have meant more jobs and public services, not cutbacks and privatization
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.
A report from the streets of Athens on the mood as the country prepares for Sunday’s referendum on austerity
I witnessed the loss of it all. The family house, dad’s shop, everything
The media’s campaign of vilification associates social security with disgrace, and proposes even more humiliation, exhortation, intrusion, bullying and sanctions
The neo-liberal nightmare is not in a distant future; it is here, and only getting worse
In 2013, for the first time, over half of public school students were low-income—and this poverty growth spurt shows little sign of abating
We are incarcerating people for being poor, at great cost to actual human lives
A review of Super Sad True Love Story by Gary Shteyngart