Poverty

Income Inequality Keeps Poorer Americans Away from the Polls Income Inequality Keeps Poorer Americans Away from the Polls

Those who most need their voices heard are less likely to vote.

May 29, 2012 / Blog / Bryce Covert

This Week in Poverty: Wage Theft in the City of Millionaires This Week in Poverty: Wage Theft in the City of Millionaires

The Houston economy is creating more millionaires than any other city in the US. It’s also stealing more than $753 million annually from low-wage workers.

May 25, 2012 / Blog / Greg Kaufmann

This Week in Poverty: A Little Help for the Long-Term Unemployed? This Week in Poverty: A Little Help for the Long-Term Unemployed?

230,000 long-term unemployed workers lost their benefits on Sunday and the system is about to get a whole lot worse.

May 18, 2012 / Blog / Greg Kaufmann

Preying on the Poor

Preying on the Poor Preying on the Poor

How government and corporations use the poor as piggy banks.

May 17, 2012 / Barbara Ehrenreich

This Week in Poverty: Republicans Define ‘Lower-Priority Spending’ This Week in Poverty: Republicans Define ‘Lower-Priority Spending’

Republicans vote to protect every dollar in the defense budget, and every tax loophole for the wealthy, while gutting vital programs that help the vulnerable.

May 11, 2012 / Blog / Greg Kaufmann

The Philly Alliance, Part II: A New Antipoverty Model The Philly Alliance, Part II: A New Antipoverty Model

On the heels of a gathering in Philadelphia, anti-poverty advocates and people living in poverty pursue a new course to end poverty.

May 8, 2012 / Blog / Greg Kaufmann

What Can We Do About Poverty? What Can We Do About Poverty?

What does it mean to be poor in the United States?

May 4, 2012 / Nation in the News / Press Room

This Week in Poverty: The Philly Alliance This Week in Poverty: The Philly Alliance

In Philadelphia, people living in poverty and people who want to eradicate poverty are attempting to break down barriers and forge an alliance.

May 4, 2012 / Blog / Greg Kaufmann

This Week in Poverty: Will the Poor Get Poorer in the Land of Lincoln? This Week in Poverty: Will the Poor Get Poorer in the Land of Lincoln?

The struggle to fund cash assistance in Illinois is a case study in what's wrong with the TANF block grant.

Apr 27, 2012 / Blog / Greg Kaufmann

The Other America, 2012: Confronting the Poverty Epidemic

The Other America, 2012: Confronting the Poverty Epidemic The Other America, 2012: Confronting the Poverty Epidemic

To restore the American Dream for the 99 percent, we must first bring the “invisible poor” out of the shadows.

Apr 25, 2012 / Feature / Sasha Abramsky

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