Thursday, May 13, 2021

Tag: poverty

US voters want government funding to go to healthcare, education, and...

These poll results come as President Joe Biden’s American Rescue Package will be voted on tomorrow in the House.

Child poverty in the US could be slashed by monthly payments...

Fifty years later, Congress and the nation are again debating a major boost in government support for families with children.

How hypocrites in high places have contributed to the riots in...

A decades-long wealth grab by the richest Americans has left millions of Americans on the brink of poverty — and poverty begets violence.

Comparing poverty in India and America

But how does this compare to the worst forms of poverty in other countries?

Day after voting down 10 percent Pentagon cut, 37 Senate Dems...

"We should prioritize eradicating poverty, not war."

Fighting poverty can also fight deforestation, new study finds

A government program to help poor, rural Indonesians through direct cash payments had the unexpected effect of reducing deforestation by 30 percent in participating villages.

The long battle for civilian oversight of the police

Some civilian oversight bodies prompt improvements in policing, but many have little power. Advocates are trying to change that.

The shame of child poverty in the age of Trump

Billionaires are soaring, while poor kids are losing more.

Why is there increasing poverty in America?

We pretend that we are a fair and equal culture. And yet we let rampant greed take over.

US poverty statistics ignore millions of struggling American

Who counts as poor in the U.S. today? Measuring the share of the population that experiences poverty is important...

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Sanders, Omar, and others introduce permanent universal school meals program

“No child in the richest country in the world should face hunger.”