Tuesday, June 2, 2020

Tag: poverty

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...

Why haven’t presidential candidates proposed to end the criminalization of poverty?

The Democratic candidates are missing an opportunity to pitch sweeping criminal justice reform as an economic justice issue.

‘Big attack on working people:’ Trump moves to redefine poverty in...

"A novel way to take health care etc. away from people AND make it look like there are fewer poor people – change the formula."

Universal basic income is easier than it looks

The Federal Reserve alone could do the job.

By the best definition, the poverty rate should be tripled

But poverty deniers won't look deeper, because they don't want to admit that anyone willing to work could be suffering in the richest country in the world.

The inequality to be suffered by our children

Unless progressive policies are demanded by American voters, most of our children and grandchildren will suffer from the continuing expansion of a Great-Depression-like wealth gap that already "dwarfs" the rest of the developed world.

The evidence pours in: Poverty getting much worse in America

As one of the most unequal nations in the entire world, America is also, in many ways, one of the most poverty-stricken.

Bernie releases statement on Amazon minimum wage increase

“What Mr. Bezos has done today is not only enormously important for Amazon’s hundreds of thousands of employees, it could well be a shot heard around the world."

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Houston police launch investigation into mounted officer trampling protester on video

“We are aware of a video circulating showing one of our mounted patrol horses and a citizen. We are currently reviewing the circumstances behind the incident.”

An uprising was inevitable

"Being Black in this country means being at war on every front in every space at every moment."

Lawyers’ Committee for Civil Rights Under Law urge officials to withdraw law enforcement, National...

“We are sounding an alarm regarding the potential deployment of the National Guard, state police and local law enforcement on Tuesday as voters prepare to cast ballots in primary elections."

Police are still killing unarmed black people

So far this year, 390 people have been killed by police, according to a Washington Post database of police shootings.

Democratic senator offers amendment ending transfer of military equipment to police forces

“The cycle of police brutality sparking unrest, and that unrest being met by the militarized police is increasingly familiar in modern American society.”