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The Rise of the Nonworking Rich

The real nonworkers are the wealthy who inherit their fortunes. And their ranks are growing.

Posted on Jul 16, 2014 READ MORE



Hillary’s Hardest Choice (and the Democrats’ Dilemma)

What’s the reason for the tempest in the teapot of Hillary and Bill Clinton’s personal finances?

Posted on Jun 30, 2014 READ MORE



‘Somebody Called the Cops on Jesus’ (Audio)

Residents of “an upscale neighborhood filled with well-kept townhomes” in Davidson, N.C., now share the block with a statue depicting the Son of God as a vagrant asleep on a park bench outside a local church.

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Ryan Reaches Out

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Climate Change Affects the Poor

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Climate Change

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Warren’s Post Office Proposal: Palast Aims at the Wrong Target

Investigative reporter Greg Palast is usually pretty good at peering behind the rhetoric and seeing what is really going on. But in tearing into Sen. Elizabeth Warren’s support of postal financial services, he has done a serious disservice to the underdogs—both the underbanked and the U.S. Postal Service itself.

Posted on Mar 13, 2014 READ MORE



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Elizabeth Warren’s Post Office Banking Plan Gains Public Support

A new poll finds significant backing for expanding the post office’s offerings to include financial transactions, with 44 percent of those surveyed favoring the idea.

Posted on Feb 14, 2014 READ MORE


For-Profit Probation Companies Target the Poor

By Donald Kaufman

Here’s a look into the dysfunctionality of for-profit probation companies and the story of Thomas Barrett.

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No Free Lunch

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Income Inequality

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Elizabeth Warren Wants to Save the Post Office by Having It Replace Payday Lenders

Sen. Elizabeth Warren endorsed a proposal by the United States Postal Service’s inspector general over the weekend that could prevent the poor from having to shell out billions of dollars in fees and maybe even save the post office from sinking.

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Ever Heard of Mipsters, #Mipsterz or Muslim Hipsters?

A group of young Muslim women tries to destigmatize head coverings; The Economist is under attack for a cartoon some see as anti-Semitic; meanwhile, a Time magazine cover portrayal of Hillary Clinton has sparked a wave of online outrage. These discoveries and more after the jump.

Posted on Jan 22, 2014 READ MORE



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Take a Guess at How Many People Collectively Are as Wealthy as Half the World. It’s Less Than That

We’ve all heard that 1 percent of the global population owns 50 percent of the earth’s wealth, and yet, now that the actual number of people has been calculated by the relief organization Oxfam, it’s hard not to cringe at the fact.

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David Brooks’ Utter Ignorance About Inequality

Occasionally David Brooks, who personifies the oxymoron “conservative thinker” better than anyone I know, displays such profound ignorance that a rejoinder is necessary lest his illogic permanently pollute public debate.

Posted on Jan 20, 2014 READ MORE


Unaided Unemployed

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Welfare Cheats

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Charity

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Republican Plan for the Poor

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Posted on Jan 12, 2014 READ MORE


War on Poverty

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Posted on Jan 11, 2014 READ MORE


War on Poverty

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Posted on Jan 10, 2014 READ MORE


Bill de Blasio and Mike Bloomberg

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Inequality

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Income Inequality

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Score a Victory for the Poor and for Constitutional Rights

A federal court ruling in Florida this week that drug testing low-income applicants for public assistance is unconstitutional could set the stage for a larger challenge to the political scapegoating of the poor. Could we be seeing the swing of the pendulum?

Posted on Jan 3, 2014 READ MORE



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More Hunger and Pain When Congress Comes Back

After allowing food stamp benefits included in the 2009 economic stimulus plan to expire in November, Congress is preparing to make another round of cuts to nutrition aid in January.

Posted on Dec 26, 2013 READ MORE


Leveling the Playing Field

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Congressional Christmas

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Christmas and the Poor

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Back Stabbin’ Santa

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GOP Gets Its Scrooge On

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GOP Christmas

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GOP to the poor: That lump of coal represents the fuel that drives the engines of commerce. Use it wisely and you may rise to become a titan of industry. You'll thank me later.
Posted on Dec 12, 2013 READ MORE



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Time Magazine’s Person of the Year: The People’s Pope

According to the managing editor of Time magazine, Pope Francis was chosen to grace the cover of its 2013 Person of the Year issue because he “changed the tone and the perception and the focus of one of the world’s largest institutions in an extraordinary way.” But perhaps his most significant contribution this year has been his condemnation of greed and materialism.

Posted on Dec 11, 2013 READ MORE


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Pope Francis: Unfettered Capitalism Is a ‘New Tyranny’

Though he may not come down strongly on discrimination against the LGBT community or women, if there’s one thing this latest pope knows how to condemn it’s greed. In the pontiff’s first major publication, he tells the 1 percent to spread the wealth, for God’s sakes.

Posted on Nov 26, 2013 READ MORE


Turkeys

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Food Stamp Cuts

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Congress Diverts Funds From Poor to Military

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Workplace Discrimination

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War on the Poor

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If Jesus Were GOP

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Hammock

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Rich Vs. Poor

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Warming Oceans Will Affect the Poorest

By 2100, the world’s oceans will be warmer and more acidic, with less dissolved oxygen and lower yields of fish and shellfish, making life very difficult for up to 870 million people who rely on the sea for food, jobs and income.

Posted on Oct 24, 2013 READ MORE



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GOP Intransigence Leaves Millions of Poor Uncovered by Obamacare

We know about the tea party Obamacare obstructionists in Congress. But even more damage is being done to the program’s implementation at the state level, where Republican refusal to expand Medicaid freezes out some 30 million people from coverage.

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Work Incentive

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Hungry? Don’t Expect House Republicans to Help—or Care

The tea party-driven House this week approved drastic cuts to the federal food stamp program. Although the reductions likely won’t clear the Senate or President Obama, the vote reveals a coldhearted approach to the nation’s most vulnerable, including children, the elderly and veterans having trouble fitting back into society.

Posted on Sep 22, 2013 READ MORE


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