Poverty

Homeless in Hollywood Homeless in Hollywood

On the night of the 83rd Academy Awards, 82,000 people will be sleeping on the streets of Los Angeles, the nation’s epicenter of homelessness.

Feb 24, 2011 / Richard Pollak

It Takes a Village, Not a Tiger

It Takes a Village, Not a Tiger It Takes a Village, Not a Tiger

Whether you're a tiger mother, a soccer mom, a helicopter parent or something else, if you're not in poverty, then your kids will probably end up okay.

Feb 10, 2011 / Column / Katha Pollitt

Saving Our Cities with Fair Taxes Saving Our Cities with Fair Taxes

With no tax justice coming from Washington, municipalities across the country will have to take matters into their own hands to save the jobs and social lifelines on which their co...

Dec 20, 2010 / Brad Lander

Decriminalizing Poverty Decriminalizing Poverty

America doesn't have a drug problem. It has a poverty problem.

Dec 9, 2010 / Feature / Bruce Western

Motel-land

Motel-land Motel-land

For Americans teetering on the edge of poverty, in other rooms there are other trials.

Dec 2, 2010 / Editorial / JoAnn Wypijewski

Will Congress Turn Its Back on Jobless Americans?

Will Congress Turn Its Back on Jobless Americans? Will Congress Turn Its Back on Jobless Americans?

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 dr...

Nov 23, 2010 / Christine Owens

The ‘Giving’ Season

The ‘Giving’ Season The ‘Giving’ Season

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.

Nov 17, 2010 / Editorial / David Nasaw

City of Ruins

City of Ruins City of Ruins

Camden, New Jersey, stands as a warning of what huge pockets of America could turn into.

Nov 4, 2010 / Feature / Chris Hedges

The Face of an American Lost Generation The Face of an American Lost Generation

Unemployed and stranded on the sidelines of a job crisis.

Oct 5, 2010 / Andy Kroll

Losing Ignition

Losing Ignition Losing Ignition

Nation Writing Contest Winner: Students and workers pay the price in the decline of Detroit's automobile industry.

Sep 20, 2010 / Amanda Lewan

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