Category: Poverty

Manipadma Jena: The Urbanization of Malnutrition

Rapid urbanization is increasingly shifting the impacts of malnutrition from rural to urban areas. One in three stunted under-five children out of 155 million across the world now lives in cities and towns

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Dean Baker: Blaming Inequality On Technology

Sloppy Thinking For The Educated

Alex Jacobs: Depression-Level Homelessness

As of August 2017 homelessness in New York City has reached its highest levels since the Great Depression. Of the more than 61,000 people without homes, nearly 23,000 are children

Eric Alterman: 41 Million Americans Are Food Insecure

Why Are the Media Ignoring Them?

William Barber: Racialized Voter Suppression

The “Election Hacking” the U.S. Must Address

Baher Kamal: Small-Scale Producers

How to Eradicate Rural Poverty, End Urban Malnutrition – A New Approach

Alistair Gee: Academics Facing Poverty

Adjunct professors in America face low pay and long hours without the security of full-time faculty. Some, on the brink of homelessness, take desperate measures

Monxo Lopez: Puerto Rico Goes Dark

Hurricane Maria wreaked havoc on Puerto Rico, but massive debt and a crumbling infrastructure put the island in crisis long before the storm

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Levi Gahman: Colonialism, inequality mean hurricanes hit harder

Across most Caribbean islands, hazard exposure is about the same, but research shows that poverty and social inequality drastically magnify the severity of disasters

Josh Hoxie: Help for the Rich, Not You

Big money will pull out all the stops to sell you a tax plan that exclusively benefits the wealthy. Don’t buy it

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