Category: Poverty

Saru Jayaraman: Three Times the Poverty Rate

Tipped workers are the second-largest and fastest-growing sector of our economy, but pays the absolute lowest wages in the country

Richard Wilkinson and Kate Pickett: How inequality erodes our mental health

Inequality creates the social and political divisions that isolate us from each other

Rajan Menon: National (In)Security

In the United States of Inequality

Sam Pizzigati: A Sweet New Century for America’s Most Privileged

America’s elected leaders haven’t ignored inequality since 2000. They’ve made it spectacularly worse

Alex Henderson: Why Are Poor Whites More Depressed and Pessimistic?

The message many poor whites are receiving is that if you’re poor, you’re a loser and a parasite

Sam Pizzigati: ‘Janus’ Will Juice Income Inequality in America

Any court ruling that limits how effectively unions can bargain on behalf of workers, even mainstream economists now recognize, concentrates wealth at our economic summit

Stephanie Savell: Credit-Card Wars

Today’s War-Financing Strategies Will Only Increase Inequality

Beverly Gologorsky: Missing in Action: The Poor in America

Here’s a question that’s never asked: What does poverty actually feel like, especially to a child?

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Lawrence Wittner: Who Benefits from the “Booming Economy”?

On May 17, 2018, the United Way released a study indicating that nearly half of American households could not afford basics like food, housing, and health care

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Vijay Prashad: The War of Hunger That Afflicts the World’s Poor

It is impossible to go anywhere in India without being confronted with the terrible enormity of hunger

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