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Articles About poverty
May 09, 2016
How Many Americans Are Dependent on the Federal Government?
Social Security and Medicare don't explain the full increase in benefit checks.
April 25, 2016
Poverty: 10 Cities With the Most Homeless People
Larger metros like New York and L.A. had bigger populations of homeless people than smaller cities, but homelessness was a problem in smaller cities as well.
March 12, 2016
Who’s on Welfare? 9 Shocking Stats About Public Assistance
In 2012, roughly one-fifth of the U.S. population, or 52.2 million people, received some kind of means-tested public assistance every month.
February 28, 2016
Income Inequality: How the U.S. Compares To Other Nations
A recent report has something to say about the economic stability and how it ties into inequality.
January 11, 2016
3 Reasons Your College Degree May Not Earn You More Money
Education has been pegged as a way to equalize the odds -- a way to climb the economic ladder to prosperity. But that may not be the case, and here's why.
December 11, 2015
10 American Cities Where the Economy Is Actually Booming
A new study has revealed which American cities are experiencing explosive economic growth. If you're looking to ride the wave, pay attention.
November 05, 2015
Your Job May Suck, But This Will Help Put Things in Perspective
The day to day grind can be taxing, but new data about extreme poverty levels worldwide will help give you some perspective, and realize that we've all got it pretty good.
September 15, 2015
How Likely is it For a Poor Person to Become Wealthy?
Americans have long been champions of the idea that anyone can make it if they work hard enough. But is it merely wishful thinking?
July 22, 2015
7 States With the Most People on Food Stamps
Nearly 15% of the U.S. population is on food stamps. In these states, food stamp use is much higher than that.
June 05, 2015
How Much Do Welfare Programs Cost the U.S.? More Than You Ever Thought
Americans have each other's backs. A new study has revealed exactly how much that actually costs, and the numbers are higher than you may have thought.
May 20, 2015
How Native Americans Were Left Behind Post-Recession
There are positive signs of economic recovery in the U.S., but these reports don't take into account the struggles of American Indians.
May 19, 2015
Want to Feel Safe? Move to a City with Low Unemployment
Most of the top 10 cities where people felt least safe had rates of unemployment above the national average of 5.4% and high rates of poverty.
May 13, 2015
This Is What Poverty in America Looks Like
While politicians have been devoting more and more rhetoric as of late to the problems of the middle class, a new study shows just how deeply entrenched in poverty much of the country remains.
May 09, 2015
Americans Still Go to Jail Just For Being Poor
America's modern-day debtor's prisons are legally and morally reprehensible. So how are courts getting away with jailing defendants who can't afford to pay?
May 09, 2015
When It Comes to Poverty, Where You Live Matters
A Harvard economist and his team of researchers have found that for poor children, how successful you become often depends on where you grow up.
April 27, 2015
Is Minimalist Consumerism an Insult to the Poor?
Advocates of minimalist consumerism argue for a simple life, liberated from material possessions. But is this lifestyle even an option for people in poverty?
April 17, 2015
In America, Only Rich People Get a Fair Trial
Due to the severe lack of funding for indigent defense, America's poorest citizens don't have access to a fair criminal justice system.
April 17, 2015
The U.S. Doesn’t Own the American Dream Anymore
Studies show that the American Dream is now more easily attained by those that don't, in fact, live in America. What happened?
April 16, 2015
How Income Taxes Are Hurting America’s Poor the Most
Why is the perception of tax fairness so negatively perceived in America's lower-income groups?
April 09, 2015
Here’s Why Marco Rubio’s Tax Plan Is Bad for Everyone
While parts of the plan for tax reform could be positive, the overall deficit would take a dramatic boost.
April 02, 2015
Here’s How Health Problems and Poverty Gang Up Against Americans
Many know that there are links between health problems and poverty, but the issue may be more complex than you recognize.
February 23, 2015
7 States With the Most People in Poverty
How high is the poverty rate in your state?
February 21, 2015
This Is Why Washington Will Keep Ignoring Minimum Wage
Republican Senator Mitch McConnell of Kentucky has indicated that the question of increasing the minimum wage has taken up too much of the Senate’s time.
February 06, 2015
5 of the Worst Things to Do When You’re Broke
Here are some of the dumbest things people can do when they are broke.
January 28, 2015
Obama Won’t Say, but the Real State of the Union Is a Political Mess
The State of the Union Address is a carefully orchestrated piece of performance theater for all involved, but no more so than for the president, Barack Obama.
January 23, 2015
Are Democrats Wrong to Focus on the Middle Class?
Brookings suggests the SOTU's focus on middle class may be a mistake. But is it?
December 30, 2014
This Man’s Revolutionary Business Idea Could Change Everything
An out-of-the-box idea could change the way cities and small businesses are run, and Floating City Apps may be the perfect tool to fight poverty in the future.
December 09, 2014
Global Recession Left Lasting Mark on World’s Children
Different demographics fared better during the recession. Unfortunately, children were not one of them.
November 27, 2014
5 Ways to Respond to Panhandlers
Ready to feel like you’re making a positive difference the next time a panhandler approaches you for help? Here’s how to respond.
November 23, 2014
Riches to Rags: 4 Reasons Wealthy People Go Broke
Why do the rich go broke? From stories like MC Hammer to Warren Sapp, many wealthy-gone-wrong tales have common characteristics.