Category: Poverty

Jacob Bacharach: The Egregious Lie Americans Tell Themselves

Poverty—both individual and social—is a policy, not an accident, and not some kind of natural law. These are deliberate choices about the allocation of resources

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Vijay Prashad: Wreaking havoc on poor while protecting financial elite

Thanks to the IMF, the pockets of the forgotten from Argentina to Mexico will suffer so that finance is left intact.

Eliza Shapiro: Homelessness in New York Public Schools

One out of every 10 students lived in temporary housing during the last school year

Saurav Sarkar: An Honest Look at Poverty in the Heartland

Hardship is a lot more widespread in the Badger State than the official numbers would have you believe

Michelle Renee Matisons: Hurricane Further Immiserates Florida Panhandle, Panama City

Residents will remain vocal on their shared future, and they won’t be afraid to use the words “climate change” either

Josh Hoxie: No One In The U.S. Should Be Poor, Period

Amazon’s wage hike is welcome news, but nobody’s well-being should depend on the whims of billionaire CEOs

Saurav Sarkar: Virginians Show the Real Face of Poverty

Over 40 percent of Virginians struggle to get by — a problem made worse by voter suppression and military-first spending priorities

Sam Pizzigati: The ‘Unintended Consequences’ of Letting the Rich Get Richer

Our politics needs to face up to inequality’s deep-set impact on all of us as individuals

William Barber: North Carolina’s Two Storms

Florence & the Policies That Keep People in 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

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