Nation Topics - Poverty
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For Americans teetering on the edge of poverty, in other rooms there are other trials.
A minority in the House of Representatives has blocked reauthorization of federal unemployment benefits. If Congress doesn't act quickly, the long-term unemployed will start dropping from the benefits rolls.
What's so bad about big-ticket philanthropy? Nothing—except that it lets the wealthy decide how to spend money that would be the Treasury's.
Camden, New Jersey, stands as a warning of what huge pockets of America could turn into.
Unemployed and stranded on the sidelines of a job crisis.
Nation Writing Contest Winner: Students and workers pay the price in the decline of Detroit's automobile industry.
Finding out that higher education and burger production have a disturbing amount in common.
Thirty thousand people showed up outside of Atlanta in search of Section 8 housing vouchers last week; 62 vouchers were available. It's a powerful reminder that the recession is not over.
Creating jobs that pay poverty-like wages might feel like a quick fix, but if it doesn’t get working families back on their feet, it won’t do much for our economy.
How would Dr. King have responded to the
current crises of recession, unemployment, and foreclosure?
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