Thursday, September 25, 2014
By Andrew Kitchenman : NJSpotlight
Monday, September 22, 2014
By Jairo Gomez : Radio Rookie
Friday, September 12, 2014
Monday, September 01, 2014
Monday, August 11, 2014
There's a lot of data about who uses food stamps, but the information about how some businesses profit off the SNAP program is not available. That could soon change. Krissy Clark, correspondent for the wealth and poverty desk at Marketplace, explains what we might learn (and why we should care) about how companies do business with food stamps.
Friday, July 18, 2014
A growing number of older middle-class Americans are migrating across the country from one temporary job to another to make ends meet.
Thursday, July 03, 2014
The reporter's new book argues that our current system of justice allows massively destructive fraud by the hyper-wealthy to go unpunished, while it turns poverty itself into a crime.
Monday, June 30, 2014
More than 52,000 Central American children have been detained at the U.S.-Mexico border this year after making the arduous trip unaccompanied by a parent. Most children are coming from Honduras—the murder capital of the world.
Wednesday, June 25, 2014
Norway is considering a new measure that would allow local municipalities to criminalize begging. Honolulu has started seizing the belongings of homeless people, closing public parks at night, and banning makeshift shelters. Are these kinds of measures just stop-gap solutions?
Tuesday, June 10, 2014
John Hope Bryant, founder of the nonprofit Operation HOPE, says business and political leaders are ignoring the one force that could truly re-energize the stalled American economy: the poor. After decades of deprivation, poor Americans lack bank accounts, decent credit scores, and any real firsthand experience of how a healthy free enterprise system functions. In How the Poor Can Save Capitalism, he argues that if we give poor communities the right tools, policies, and inspiration, they’ll be able to lift themselves up into the middle class and become a new generation of customers and entrepreneurs.