Category: Poverty

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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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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