Amazon Makes List Of Large Companies With Workers On Food Stamps

By Mark Williams, Columbus Dispatch -

In short order, Amazon has become one of Ohio’s largest employers, after receiving tens of millions of dollars of state tax incentives for building warehouses, data centers and other projects [...]

100-Year Capitalist Experiment Keeps Appalachia Poor & Stuck On Coal

By Gwynn Guilford, -

The first time Nick Mullins entered Deep Mine 26, a coal mine in southwestern Virginia, the irony hit him hard. Once, his ancestors had owned the coal-seamed cavern that he was now descending [...]

Any Shame Around Poverty Lies With Society That Perpetuates It

By Sarah Jaffe, -

It is a really, really exciting development. There are a couple of reasons why it is happening now. The most important is that we are at a crisis point in a lot of ways in our country -- [...]

A Deep Vein Of Poverty Runs Through U.S.

By Emma Niles, -

In the United States, one of the world’s wealthiest nations, 41 million people are living in poverty. Professor Philip Alston, the United Nations’ special rapporteur on extreme poverty and human [...]

Income Of World’s Top .001% Skyrockets By 636%: Report

The report, which highlights the growing gulf between haves and have-nots, was compiled by five economists, including scholars Emmanuel Saez and Thomas Piketty. Global Economic Inequality is [...]

Inequality In The Twenty-First Century

By Kaushik Basu -

As inequality continues to deepen worldwide, we do not have the luxury of sticking to the status quo. Unless we confront the inequality challenge head on – as we have just begun to do with [...]

Relative Poverty Rate Increased By 1.3 Points In 2016

By Matt Bruenig, -

By Matt Bruenig for People's Policy Project - Every year the Census Bureau publishes the official poverty rate and the supplemental poverty rate. The official rate groups all related people in a [...]

Newsletter – People Act Where US Fails On Climate

By Margaret Flowers and Kevin Zeese, -

By Margaret Flowers and Kevin Zeese. The climate crisis is upon us. It seems that every report on climate conditions has one thing in common: things are worse than predicted. The World [...]

World Poverty Increasing With Urbanization

By Manipadma Jena, -

By Manipadma Jena for Toward Freedom - (IPS) – Rapid urbanization is increasingly shifting the impacts of malnutrition from rural to urban areas. One in three stunted under-five children out of [...]

How It Became A Crime To Be Poor In America

By Peter Edelman, -

By Peter Edelman for The Guardian - In the United States, a system of modern peonage – essentially, a government-run loan shark operation – has been going on for years. Beginning in the 1990s, [...]

#TheseCutsHurt Day Of Action

By Staff, -

By Staff of Witnesses to Hunger - On October 30th, 2017, people from around the country will be speaking out to raise awareness about how proposed budget cuts will hurt their families, children, [...]

Yes, Half Of Americans Are In Or Near Poverty

By Paul Buchheit, -

By Paul Buchheit for Common Dreams - The poverty threshold is still based on a formula from the 1960s, when food expenses were a much greater part of the family budget. It hasn't kept up with [...]

Newsletter – Dismantling White Supremacy

By Margaret Flowers and Kevin Zeese, -

By Margaret Flowers and Kevin Zeese. Last weekend, tens of thousands of people marched in Washington, DC in the combined March for Racial Justice and March for Black Women. Native Americans [...]

While Outrage Mounts Over Puerto Rico…

By Whitney Webb, -

By Whitney Webb for Mintpress News. San Juan, Puerto Rico – Since Hurricane Maria devastated the island of Puerto Rico, the U.S. territory – which rarely garners much attention from the national [...]

Small Class Size – Reform We’re Too Cheap To Try

By Steven Singer, -

By Steven Singer for Gadfly on the Wall. We’re one of the richest countries in the world, yet we treat our own children – especially if they’re poor and brown – as if they were refugees from the [...]