Category: Poverty

Jake Johnson: ‘No One Should Retire Into Poverty’

At Historic Hearing, Progressives Make Case for Expanding—Not Cutting—Social Security Benefits

Alan MacLeod: Media Presenting Horrifying Stories as ‘Uplifting’ Perseverance Porn

What these articles highlight so clearly is not only the grim, inhuman and unnecessary conditions so many Americans are forced to live under, but the degree to which mainstream corporate journalists have completely internalized them as unremarkable

Vijay Prashad: Revolutions are the Human Race Grabbing for the Emergency Brake

The powerful not only control social wealth; they also control the public policy discussion — and what counts as intellectually correct

Mallika Khanna: Climate Change Is a Poor People’s Issue

Poor and working communities stand to gain the most from protections against corporations that expose them to pollution

Kalena Thomhave: Confronting Politicians with the Reality of Poverty

The Poor People’s Campaign gathered this week in Washington, demanding change from both presidential candidates and members of Congress

Sam Pizzigati: Do You Really Care about the Threads You Wear?

If you like looking good, you ought to fear what rising levels of inequality are doing to America’s apparel future

Jori Hamilton: Poor and marginalised people bear the brunt of climate change

Tackling environmental collapse is a matter of class, racial and gender justice

Dean Baker: The Real College Admissions Scandal Is Structural Inequality

Inequality was not a natural outcome of the market and technology — it was manufactured by design

Dylan Matthews: Democrats United to Cut Child Poverty?

The American Family Act, one of Democrats’ biggest policy initiatives of 2019, explained

Jock Toles: Chicago’s Homeless Are Freezing and Dying

We can provide housing for everyone, and we must

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