Nation Topics - Poverty
News and Features
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."
"I believe I could do a really good job for you. If you give me the chance."
Melissa Harris-Perry explains the political history, and dangers, behind today's widening economic gap between the races.
Dense cities are a lot more energy efficient than decentralized sprawl, argues Harvard professor and urban advocate Edward Glaeser.
In Appalachian Ohio, long lines at food pantries show just how wrongheaded a plan for economic recovery based on cutting assistance to the poor really is.