Category: Poverty

Ellen Isaacs: Hurricane Sandy Is Still Drowning The Poor

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.

Jay Arena: A People’s Reconstruction

A real post-Katrina revitalization of New Orleans would have meant more jobs and public services, not cutbacks and privatization

Paul Street: The Real Cost of Being Poor

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.

Kevin Ovenden: Battle Lines Drawn in Athens

A report from the streets of Athens on the mood as the country prepares for Sunday’s referendum on austerity

Petros Diveris: On Europe, the euro, Democracy and the drachma

I witnessed the loss of it all. The family house, dad’s shop, everything

George Monbiot: Curb Your Malthusiasm

The media’s campaign of vilification associates social security with disgrace, and proposes even more humiliation, exhortation, intrusion, bullying and sanctions

Bill Fletcher: Neoliberalism Has Created New System of Dual Citizenship for the Poor and the 1%

The neo-liberal nightmare is not in a distant future; it is here, and only getting worse

Reed Jordan: Income and race concentration in public schools

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

Maya Schenwar: Too Many People in Jail? Abolish Bail

We are incarcerating people for being poor, at great cost to actual human lives

Alex Doherty: Super Sad Neoliberal Self

A review of Super Sad True Love Story by Gary Shteyngart

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