What States Can Do to Reduce Poverty And Inequality Through Tax Policy

By Sarah Anderson and Chuck Collins, Inequality.org -

States have an opportunity to act to close the loopholes that hide and protect the wealth of the top 1%, remedy the impact of the new federal tax law that lowers taxes on the wealthy, and make [...]

What States Can Do To Reduce Poverty And Inequality Through Tax Policy

By Sarah Anderson and Chuck Collins, Inequality.org -

States have an opportunity to act to close the loopholes that hide and protect the wealth of the top 1%, remedy the impact of the new federal tax law that lowers taxes on the wealthy, and make [...]

How A Free Meal Program Affected Federal Poverty Stats

By Jill Barshay, Hechinger Report. -

In 2014, schools had a new way to give students free breakfast and lunch, paid for by Uncle Sam. Instead of asking low-income families to apply for the meals, a school district could opt to give [...]

Low-Income Medical Marijuana Patient Evicted For Doctor Recommended Therapy

By Kevin Mahmalji, NORML. -

Up until a few years ago low-income housing that received federal subsidies were required to maintain a “drug-free” environment. This meant that if anyone living in subsidized housing was caught [...]

By the Best Definition, The Poverty Rate Should Be Tripled

By Paul Buchheit, Commondreams.org -

The World Bank defines poverty as "pronounced deprivation in well-being," not only of material needs but also of health and education and security and public voice and the "opportunity to better [...]

Over Half Of Americans Delay Or Don’t Get Health Care Because They Can’t Afford It—These 3 Treatments Get Put Off Most

By Shawn M. Carter, Cnbc.com -

A nurse listens to a client's chest at the Spanish Catholic Center agency of the Diocese of Washington Catholic Charities. With open enrollment for many medical plans in full swing, health [...]

Kentucky Is Making The Poorest Of The Poor Pay For Healthcare In 2019

By Nick Martin, Splinternews.com -

Merry Christmas, happy New Year, and if you live in Kentucky, good luck going to the doctor. Starting Jan. 1, Kentucky will require all patients to make a copay when visiting the doctor, [...]

The Decline Of Empire And Rise Of Trumps

By Margaret Flowers and Kevin Zeese, Clearing the FOG. -

In his new book, "America: The Farewell Tour," based on his travels around the United States, Chris Hedges describes the decline of society and how that brought President Trump into power. Trump [...]

The Evidence Pours In: Poverty Getting Much Worse In America

By Paul Buchheit, Commondreams.org -

According to the Credit Suisse 2018 Global Wealth Databook, 34 million American adults are among the WORLD'S POOREST 10%. How is that possible? In a word, debt. In more excruciating words: [...]

Inequality Represents A Wasted Opportunity For Poverty Reduction

By Paul Segal, Ineteconomics.org -

This is the most frequent response I get when I tell other economists that I work on inequality. The economist Deidre McCloskey put the view bluntly in an article titled “Equality lacks relevance [...]

No One In The United States Should Be Poor, Period

By Josh Hoxie, Otherwords.org -

The federal minimum wage hasn’t gone up in nearly 10 years. Yet with a stroke of his pen, Jeff Bezos of Amazon raised the wages of hundreds of thousands of the company’s lowest paid workers. In [...]

HypoCrazy Or Home-Land?- A Love Challenge For Liberated Land To Build Homefulness

By Lisa Tiny Gray-Garcia, Poormagazine.org -

Unhoused, poverty skolaz living in vehicles and on the streets in the stolen Ohlone/Lisjan land colonizers call Berkeley face constant harassment (like they do pretty much everywhere) -but in [...]

Virginians Show The Real Face Of Poverty

By Saurav Sarkar, Otherwords.org -

On a recent night in Richmond, Virginia, speaker after speaker came forward to talk about the multidimensional reality of poverty. The setting was a hearing held by the Poor People’s Campaign: A [...]

Nicaragua: Ortega Says Planned US Sanctions Will Bring Poverty

By Staff, Telesurtv.net -

"They think that with it the Nicaraguan people are going to get down on their knees, and they do not realize that this is a town that does not sell or surrender," Ortega said. Nicaragua’s [...]

The Best Way To Eradicate Poverty: Welfare Not Jobs

By Matt Bruenig, Peoplespolicyproject.org -

The Census released its income, poverty, and health insurance data last week (ASEC, SPM). Among other things, the data allows us to see who was in poverty and therefore gives us good insights [...]