Nation Topics - Poverty
News and Features
“When Clinton signed Temporary Assistance to Needy Families, I knew single mothers like me would suffer. Fifteen years later, millions have been kicked off the welfare rolls.”
Meet Ginnina Slowe, resident of the nation’s poorest urban county, where poverty is expensive—especially when you try to get out of it.
What the Occupy movement could do for poor people—and vice versa.
Occupy Wall Street has already made the concentration of wealth at the top a central issue. Now, it promises to do the same with the realities of poverty.
We are losing the war that has been waged by plutocrats against the poor over the past thirty years as wealth has been systematically flowing from the poor to the wealthy.
Why is poverty invisible in the US?
Like London, New York suffers from extreme inequality, poverty and lack of opportunity.
Did the Poverty Tour succeed in dramatizing the magnitude of poverty’s impact on America—or simply draw attention to its organizers' criticisms of Obama?
The journalist blames teachers unions, not economic inequality, for students’ failure to achieve.
"Me? At a foodbank? Reaching for cans of spam? I'm as lily white as they come! And whats even more disturbing is I'm not alone. There are plenty of formerly known as middle class white folks up in here with me."