Category: Poverty

Susan Roberts: Are Modern Cities Sustainable?

Simply maintaining the material infrastructure of an urban development, i.e., keeping the buildings up and running, is hugely expensive in ecological terms, let alone bringing in food and water for the inhabitants

Robert Koehler: War and poverty: a compromise with hell

In America, the horrors of poverty go on and on. The solution for some — especially those in positions of power — is simply to close their eyes to it

Kenneth Surin: Poverty: American Style

“The American Dream is rapidly becoming the American illusion.”

Rachel West: Free School Lunches Boost Earnings

The program’s benefits were seven times larger than the cost of the meals

Pete Dolack: Tax Cuts & Social Security

Lurking behind this devastating corporate offensive is the little matter of the extra $1.5 trillion to be added to the deficit.

Ashley Jardina: People Love ‘Assistance to the Poor’ But Hate ‘Welfare’

For many Americans, the word welfare conjures up a host of disparaging stereotypes so strongly linked to stigmatized beliefs about racial groups that it is arguably one of the most racialized terms in the country

Sam Pizzigati: Do the Poor Deserve Decent Health?

Those rich who do feel superior will almost inevitably come to see people without wealth as inferior, as lazy no-accounts who deserve no “rewards” — not even health care coverage

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Victoria Law: Ozrganizers raised over $233,000 to bail out hundreds

Taking up the call to #FreethePeople

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TeleSUR English: World’s Richest 1% Acquired 82% of Wealth

“Almost 43 percent of the global youth labour force is still either unemployed, or working but living in poverty.”

Josh Hoxie: I Live in a ‘Shithole Country.’ It’s Called the U.S.

Gandhi taught us that a country’s greatness is measured not by its richest, but by how it treats its most vulnerable members. By this measure, the U.S. is a certified shithole

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