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The White House may hand out checks to Americans — or a short-term universal basic income — to soften the blow of coronavirus. Here’...
The administration's announcement comes one day after Senator Mitt Romney publicly called for the government to give US adults each $1,000.
Philanthropy is currently a ‘Band-Aid on the open wound of American poverty’ when it should be tackling larger systematic problems
Darren Walker, president of the Ford Foundation, calls for philanthropy to cure the larger systemic problems of racism, poverty, and injustice.
‘A national scandal:’ AOC says the US is ‘in denial’ about the number of Americans actually living in poverty
"We would have to force ourselves to acknowledge that our systems have failed," Ocasio-Cortez said at a House hearing on measuring poverty.
I spent 5 days in Monaco. Here’s what life looks like in a land so wealthy it doesn’t even track poverty rates.
In Monaco, a tiny city-state on the French Riviera, an estimated one-third of residents are millionaires, and poverty is virtually nonexistent.
The 9 states with the worst homelessness crises reveal how bad the housing crunch has gotten in US cities
States like California and Hawaii have the worst homelessness crises and some of the highest housing costs in the US.
Though poverty has slightly declined in recent years, the Census found that there were 39.7 million people in poverty in the US in 2017.
2 reasons to pay attention to this year’s Nobel Prize in economics: One of the honorees is only the 2nd woman ever to win it, and the team’...
Esther Duflo, her husband and MIT colleague Abhijit Banerjee, and Harvard's Michael Kremer won the Nobel Prize in economics for their work on poverty.
These are the cities where the unemployment rates are high and a jarring number of people spend more than 50% of their income on housing.
While the economy has expanded steadily over the last decade, it has disproportionately benefited some of the wealthiest Americans.
‘Two decades with no progress for the middle class’: New census data shows household income is the same as in 1999
The figures suggested rising inequality has continued to undermine progress during the longest expansion on record.