Tag Archives: Poverty

Almost One-Third Of Children Live In Poverty In ‘The Richest Nation In The World’ By
AUSTIN, Texas — The financial collapse of 2008 and the absence of true economic recovery in the years since has left millions more children in poverty than before the recession. About 22 percent of American children live in...
IMF Says Pay Low-Income Families More To Boost Economic Growth By
The idea that increased income inequality makes economies more dynamic has been rejected by an International Monetary Fund study, which shows the widening income gap between rich and poor is bad for growth. A report by five IMF economists dismissed “trickle-down” economics,...
Tesco To Give Unsold Food To Charities By
Tesco’s chief executive has said that he does not feel ‘comfortable’ throwing out thousands of tonnes of food waste each year when it could go to helping people in need. New Statistics published by Tesco  revealed that the company threw away 55,400 tonnes of...
Over 30 Thousand March Against Global Elites Ahead Of G7 By
As representatives of some of the most powerful countries in the world prepare to gather for their annual Group of Seven (G7) meeting, this time at a castle in the German town of Elmau, tens of thousands marched through nearby Munich on Thursday to protest the summit’s...
Growing Global Inequality Gap ‘Has Reached A Tipping Point’ By
With the gap between the rich and poor growing worldwide, a new study by the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD) published Thursday suggests that the only way to reverse such rampant inequality is by implementing government measures aimed at...
Lawsuits Show Gov. Contractors Intentionally Jailing The Poor For Profit By
Southwest Georgia (TFC) – Twice in the past fifteen days, two separate class action lawsuits, one in U.S. District Court, one in Grady County Superior Court, were filed naming Red Hills Community Probation (RHCP) LLC, its CEO Margaret B. Crutchfield, and the cities...
Beyond Gentrification: Hundreds Of DC Residents Being Forced From Their Homes By
Phyllissa Bilal, resident and co-founder of the Barry Farm Study Circle, has lived in the neighborhood for about 3 years. WASHINGTON — Hundreds of predominantly black families in Washington, D.C., are preparing to be forced from their homes to make way for massive...
Kansas Wants To Ban Welfare Recipients From Seeing Movies, Going Swimming On Government’s Dime By
Children play basketball at a park near blighted row houses in Baltimore, Monday, April 1, 2013. Americans are experiencing poverty at levels not seen since the mid-1960. (AP Photo) There’s nothing fun about being on welfare, and a new Kansas bill aims to keep it that...
Family Of 8 Die Of Gas Poisoning After Utility Company Cut Power To Home By
Onlookers gather outside of a house, where police say seven children and one adult have been found dead Monday, April 6, 2015, in Princess Anne, Md. PRINCESS ANNE, Md.  — A divorced father and the seven children he was trying to raise on a kitchen worker’s salary...