Monday, January 24, 2022

Tag: poor

The federal poverty line struggles to capture the economic hardship that...

You can’t work your way out of poverty in low-wage jobs.

A project for survival in these United States

What this country might look like if its politics were so much less top-down and so much more bottom-up.

What happens economically when wealth tilts to the top?

Trickle-down is trickling away.

President Biden’s Tax-the-Rich plan: Just how bold?

A little history can help us with the answer.

2021: Half of America facing poverty

For the great majority of Americans without a share of the stock market, and for those who can't work from home, the pandemic is adding the prospect of a financial collapse to all their other concerns.

‘Grotesque’: While 41 million people lost jobs due to COVID-19, US...

"This is a grotesque indicator of the deep inequalities in U.S. society."

Getting poorer while working harder: The ‘cliff effect’

In addition to boosting wages, it will take major policy changes, like making child care more universally available and affordable, to offset the skyrocketing costs of living for American workers.

How wealthy have our super wealthy become?

It turns out we know far less, by contrast, about Americans who live amid great wealth.

It’s getting worse: The IRS now audits poor Americans at about...

As the agency’s ability to audit the rich crumbles, its scrutiny of the poor has held steady in recent years. Meanwhile, a new study shows that audits of poor taxpayers make them far less likely to claim credits they might be entitled to.

‘Shame on Uber:’ Drivers on strike worldwide protesting ‘poverty wages’

"This is an act of solidarity with drivers across the country, and really across the world, who are suffering with poverty wages."

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Want true, wrenching, life-altering ‘grievances?’ Don’t look to right-wing base complaints

What social, ethnic, class or work group doesn’t have far more cause to feel disrespected, mistreated or exploited than Trump whiners?

Legislators urge Biden to overhaul drone program

Fifty legislators recently sent a letter to President Joe Biden requesting him to overhaul U.S. counterterrorism policy to center human rights and the protection of civilians.

Biden’s dangerous refusal to reverse Trump’s Western Sahara policy

The answer could determine the fate not just of the Western Sahara, but that of the entire international legal order for many decades to come.

US staged a coup in Ukraine – here’s why and how

The truth about the coup in Ukraine is that it hasn’t benefited anyone other than the warmongers.

A very long war

From Vietnam to Afghanistan and detours along the way.