Category: Poverty

Igor Derysh: Study projects homelessness will rise 45% in just one year

“This is unprecedented. No one living has seen an increase of 10% of unemployment in a month,” the researcher said

Jim Hightower: The Real Disease Is Inequality

The forces of greed shoved working families to the edge — all it took was a virus to push them over

Anthony Dimaggio: Record Inequality, COVID-19, and the Crisis of the Have-Nots

Public pressure is rapidly building for government to take a more active role in reducing the misery and suffering of those who have been hardest hit by the Covid-19 economic crisis

Badri Raina: An Inert Molecule Has Our Backs to the Wall

The resistance that we saw building in India and across the world has melted overnight into a frightened retreat from a menace that for now threatens life itself. But what will follow after the scourge has had its day?

Adam Peggs: The politics of Covid-19: Time to requisition empty homes

The government’s actions to try and house rough sleepers are inadequate. The acquisition of empty homes for the homeless is a viable short and long-term solution

Tim Schneider: Now We Have Your Attention

Review of Jack Shenker’s latest book, Now We Have Your Attention: The New Politics of the People

Annie Lowrey: The Great Affordability Crisis

In one of the best decades the American economy has ever recorded, families were bled dry

Rajan Menon: The Shame of Child Poverty in the Age of Trump

Billionaires Are Soaring, Poor Kids Are Losing More

Vijay Prashad: I Will Hold You in My Arms a Day After the War

There is an economic war against the planet, one that has no anti-war movement

The Poor People's Campaign: The PPC Demands National Debate on Poverty

When 250,000 people die every year from poverty, it is time for the presidential candidates to make good on the promises they made during the Poor People’s Campaign Moral Action Congress in June 2019 to push for a debate on poverty

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