Nation Topics - Poverty
News and Features
The median income of people over age 65 is less than $20,000. The solution is not to cut that further.
“Debtpocalypse” is merely the latest installment in a tragic, forty-year story of the dispossession of American workers.
Paul Tough and Jonathan Kozol examine how decades of family-unfriendly policies have heightened the stress experienced by many children at home and school.
The reverend sat down with The Nation to talk about his humanitarian trip to Africa and poverty in America.
Seven years after Katrina, poor people accused of crimes are being denied their right to counsel and left to languish behind bars.
The Federal Reserve can grow employment tremendously, without the need for any legislation.
How did we became a nation that fails to help its most needy citizens, and what can be done?
How government and corporations use the poor as piggy banks.
To restore the American Dream for the 99 percent, we must first bring the “invisible poor” out of the shadows.
Fifty years after the publication of The Other America, imagining that the author would find cause for hope—and dismay—in today's political culture.
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