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Disney heiress 'livid' after going to one of her family's theme parks undercover...
Abigail Disney said distressed workers told her about "foraging for food in other people's garbage."
By Anonymous Submission on 2019-07-16 19:42 UTC
Mapping America's Most-Distressed Communities...
Submitted to Category: /contrib/US/, /contrib/poverty
Despite a recent slump in the markets, the U.S. economy is still putting up strong numbers. Unemployment is at its lowest point since the 1960s, and the U.S. manufacturing sector is thriving. But, as Visual Capitalist's Nick Routley points out, lookin
By Anonymous Submission on 2018-12-16 04:42 UTC
Sorry Tech Billionaires, San Francisco Just Voted for a Tax to Fight the Homelessness Crisis...
In spite of some public bellyaching over perceived fairness on behalf of several high-profile, wealthy technology company heads prior to election day, the voters of San Francisco have cast their ballots in favor of Proposition C. Under the measure, businesses with over $50 million in gross receipts
By Anonymous Submission on 2018-11-08 02:55 UTC
More Than Half A Million People: America's Homelessness Crisis Is Rapidly Exploding On Both Coasts...
Submitted to Category: /contrib/US/, /contrib/poverty
The homelessness crisis in the United States is getting a lot worse, and it is happening at a pace that is absolutely frightening. Did you realize that more than half a million Americans are homeless right now? One out of every four homeless Americans actually has a job, but thanks to rapidly
By Anonymous Submission on 2018-10-25 23:59 UTC
Top tech CEOs bicker over chronic homelessness...
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Two of the world's top tech CEOs disagree about how to ease homelessness in San Francisco—a city where extreme wealth glitters alongside roughly 7,500 living on the streets, the Guardian reports.
By rjx32 on 2018-10-15 17:46 UTC
40% of the American middle class face poverty in retirement, study concludes...
Submitted to Category: /contrib/US/, /contrib/poverty
Roughly 40 percent of Americans who are considered middle class will fall into poverty or near poverty by the time they reach age 65, according to a recent study by the Schwartz Center for Economic Policy Analysis at The New School.
By Anonymous Submission on 2018-10-12 18:17 UTC
Innocent Until Proven Guilty, But Only If You Can Pay...
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How America's bail system traps poor people in jail
By Anonymous Submission on 2018-07-14 12:46 UTC
Inequality Crisis: UN Warns 40 Million In Poverty, US Most 'Unequal' Developed Nation...
A new report by the U.N. Special Rapporteur on extreme poverty and human rights in the United States finds about 40 million live in poverty, 18.5 million in extreme poverty, and 5.3 million live in Third World conditions. The 20-page report by Philip Alst
By Anonymous Submission on 2018-06-28 03:28 UTC
Bill Gates dedicates $158 million to American poverty issues...
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By Anonymous Submission on 2018-05-03 14:59 UTC
The Trump Administration Isn't Even Masking Its Contempt for the Poor Anymore...
Submitted to Category: /contrib/politics/, /contrib/poverty

Blue Apron for the poor. It's a concept so transparent in its contempt for lower-income earners that most public officials would be mortified to consider it, much less pitch. While a meal on food stamps costs $1.37, the average order from Blue Apron's meal-kit delivery service runs upwards of $10

By rjx32 on 2018-02-14 16:56 UTC, Edited: 2018-02-14 17:04 UTC
Trump administration wants work requirements for food stamps...
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Work requirements for the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program are seen as one way to save money on the farm bill.
By rjx32 on 2018-01-24 22:26 UTC
Multi-dimensional approach to tackling poverty takes off worldwide...
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Countries as far afield as the Solomon Islands, Canada, New Zealand, Mexico, South Africa and Uganda are turning to research carried out by Bristol experts to change how they define and tackle poverty.
By viper1 on 2016-12-19 17:37 UTC

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