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We believe it is because not nearly enough capable people with resources in this region have heeded our pleas that we have reached this crisis point of complete breakdown. We need peace. But first, we need justice.

Bill Gates

Its vast holdings in the fossil fuel and arms industries subvert the foundation’s battle against disease and poverty.

Both Republicans and Democrats want to solve economic insecurity by giving people more purchasing power. There’s a better solution.

Detroit Water Protest

Detroit residents are fighting austerity for all of us.

Micro-apartments have become trendy in planning circles, but their austerity is just another limit on the aspirations of the poor.

While President Peña Nieto celebrates the Aztec Tiger, Mexico’s cartels reach deeper into the legal economy.

Foreclosed Home

Private equity firms are laying the foundation for the next financial crash in the rubble of the last one—and it’s already cost one child her life.

Homeless man

A super-wealthy few have successfully defeated all of their rivals—unions, the media, honest politicians, environmentalists—and now are free to do as they wish.

Shackles

Underdevelopment in the Caribbean is a direct legacy of the slave trade, and descendants of enslaved Africans should be compensated accordingly.

It’s not inevitable. Here are ten practical steps to reverse the growing trend.

Blogs

An expert on child hunger has five questions for President Obama and Governor Romney in the second installment of our #TalkPoverty series.

August 24, 2012

Performance bonuses are tax deductible and subsidies for executive excess add up to over $14 billion a year. Enough is enough.

August 23, 2012

For years, he's justified his austerity budgets with premonitions of a spike in inflation and interest rates. Problem is it hasn't happened.

August 21, 2012

Republicans once warned against “unfair money-getting.” Now, they are preparing to do even more to facilitate “vulture capitalism.”

August 20, 2012

Houston janitors fought like hell to get from $8.35 an hour to $9.35 an hour—over four years—cleaning the offices of billionaires.

August 17, 2012

The extremism of the vice presidential candidate’s blueprint for the GOP makes him the farthest thing from brave.

August 14, 2012

Mitt Romney tops the ticket, officially, But Paul Ryan is now its defining figure. Right-wingers are delighted. And so are Democrats.

August 11, 2012

We’ve got questions about poverty, and it’s time for the presidential candidates to give us some answers. Peter Edelman kicks off a new series at TheNation.com.

August 10, 2012

Could Mitt Romney really be foolish enough to pick as his running mate a bailout-backing, budget-busting hypocrite whose fiscal fantasies threaten Medicare, Medicaid and Social Security?

August 8, 2012

On Wednesday, the USPS went into default. It’s time to elect a legislature that will defend our postal service.

August 3, 2012