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Tag: poor

The absurd amount of entitlements that go to rich people

Wealthy Americans complain about ‘entitlements’ for the poor, but they keep collecting their own entitlements, to a degree that average Americans can only dream about.

How Americans became poor

If we want to create a vibrant middle class, we have to abandon slogans and simplistic solutions and understand the bigger picture.

Disposable Children

Wealthy Americans are justifying the neglect of our nation's children by blaming the victims—children of the poor. In a perversely unequal nation, are children of all ages deemed disposable?

The Rigging of the American Market

The national debate about widening inequality only focuses on taxing the rich to redistribute their income downward. But what about the upward redistributions hidden inside the market from the rest of the rich?

Destructive Austerity: Poverty and Social Hardship in the UK

While the Oxfam states “the economic, ethical and financial argument for change could not be stronger,” the U.K. needs more than a policy change to fix its "divisive materialistic values." The country needs more humane values that unites people and engenders trust.

New 2015 Wealth Data: US Inequality at Its Ugliest

According to the Credit Suisse Global Wealth Databook, the wealthy elite's continuing disdain for the poor, the middle class and people all around the world is disturbing. These wealth gap realities are victimizing the great majority of Americans.

Five Ways Congress Disposes of Poor Minorities

"The casualty gap is 'an inconvenient truth' that both parties choose to ignore." Congress seems to cause no fuss when it comes to disposing of vulnerable Americans.

Why I Support the BDS Movement Against Israel

Chris Hedges believes: The fight for the Palestinians is our fight to win. We must stand with all of the oppressed in the BDS movement and stop the corporate capitalism and the neoliberal ideology that sustains oppression.

The American State of Mind; Two Contrasting Perspectives

There is a huge inequality of wealth issue in the United States separating citizens into two groups: the 1% and the 99%. If this unjust gap continues, the U.S. is going to see a societal eruption fighting for equality. The clock is ticking.

Poor-Shaming 2.0

Why do Republicans insist on humiliating low-income households when it comes to their qualification for aid to access the Internet? It's shameful that GOP officials continue to demean people in need.

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Bernie Sanders is now backing Randy Bryce – which could be very bad news...

Sanders’ endorsement of Bryce comes at a time when the former union organizer and steelworker is rising in the polls in his bid to unseat House Speaker Paul Ryan.

Respect existence or expect resistance

“It’s time that we take responsibility for our own lives … that we create a world which gives us the power to act, instead of hoping that other people will solve problems.”

Congressman apologizes for nude selfie

Barton announced his re-election bid earlier this month and has no intention of resigning.

The rules according to Trump

Women rise against centuries of assault and sexual harassment. Yet a man accused of such crimes remains in the White House.

This company is turning plastic waste into public furniture

The New Raw's project, "Print Your City!" calls on citizens to support turning their discarded plastic into furniture by combining 3D printing with recycling.

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