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It’s time to fight the narrative that poverty is a choice.

A critical lack of affordable housing is turning overpriced motels into long-term shelter.

Levy Economics Institute President Dimitri Papadimitriou

With an eye on the United States and Greece, scholars at the Levy Economics Institute are developing plans to ensure full employment.

Detroit skyline

The Detroit of wealthy enclaves and private guards looks nothing like the other Detroit, which is becoming more uninhabitable every day.

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.

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

Most states shut down their debtors’ prisons more than 100 years ago; in 2005, Harpersville, Alabama, opened one back up.

Paul Ryan

Amy Treptow came to Washington to tell her story of climbing out of poverty. Some elected officials were more interested than others. 

Blogs

How do you plan a budget, or arrange childcare, when you’re always on call?

March 11, 2015

The government and the opposition do battle as ordinary Venezuelans weather an economic crisis.

March 2, 2015

We don’t tell students with subsidized loans what to major in, but we like to tell people on food stamps what they should buy.

February 18, 2015

In states from South Dakota to Oklahoma, right-wing representatives are pulling every string to try to keep the poor down.

February 18, 2015

We’ve reformed the social safety net at the cost of human lives.

February 17, 2015

Activists in Fort Lauderdale have just filed a lawsuit alleging that the city’s ban on providing food to the homeless violates the First Amendment.

February 2, 2015

Poverty in France’s Muslim communities should elicit public dismay, and not just because it’s among the factors that may have motivated Charlie Hebdo’s attackers.

January 22, 2015

A Dickensian year when food stamps were cut and bankers got everything they wanted

December 24, 2014

Palestinians in East Jerusalem face not just a wall but a welfare system designed to impoverish and ultimately remove them.

November 4, 2014

Flexible scheduling is creating an on-call nightmare for working people.

October 15, 2014