Yuppies Watching Documentaries– The gist of it: these people watched A Place at the Table and were motivated to help so they founded Groceryships, an organization that gets groceries to people who need them.
How a Chicago Mom Liberated a Foreclosed Home and Got Her Four Kids Off the Streets -“Evicted from her childhood home when Cabrini Green public housing was demolished, Martha Biggs was evicted again from rental apartments that were in foreclosure. Over years of homelessness—moving around, staying in shelters, with relatives, and in her van—Biggs raised four children, sent them to school, worked to support them, and struggled to keep her family together.”
It’s a long read but a good one.
Single Mothers Are Not America’s Real Welfare Queens-“The attacks on single mothers are about peddling a paranoid fantasy to conservative audiences in order to keep them from thinking in any depth about the role that taxation and spending play in our nation’s economic wellbeing. As long as Fox News audiences are sitting around boiling with anger at imaginary women who supposedly rejected the traditional role of a housewife to be a sexually rebellious single mother living on the government dime, they aren’t thinking about how devastating to this country it really would be if we started slashing social spending so that our already outrageously wealthy elites could be even wealthier.”
1 in 3 women are living in poverty or on the brink of it.
From The Shriver Report
1 in 5.
Snagged this from Bernie Sanders
The original, “They got money for wars but they can’t feed the poor.”
Poverty Is Literally Making People Sick Because They Can’t Afford Food -Doctors say that poverty is making poor people sick.
Exactly what poor people have tried telling everyone for ages.
Gender Equality Is a Myth By Beyoncé Knowles-Carter – Beyoncé Knowles-Carter wrote about equality in the workforce.
Thus, my fandom deepens. I’ve been reading all the essays in The Shriver Report though…all great words.
What Are You Doing To A Man When You Call Him A Good Provider? -The Man Box and how it fits into economic gender roles is always worth thinking about.
I can’t imagine how supporters of all those shenanigans can justify the outcome.
via Zombie Capitalism
“Why don’t they just get a job like the rest of us?” -Breaking down what unemployment looks like for people living in poverty.
Unpromising Promise Zones -“When it comes to reducing overall poverty, the solution is really very simple. You need to produce enough stuff and you need to make sure it is distributed a certain way. Countries that produce very little stuff will make larger strides on poverty by producing more of it. Countries that produce a lot of stuff will make larger strides on poverty by making sure the stuff is distributed effectively. The U.S. produces a lot of stuff.
So when you look at this list, the question to ask yourself is how will each item change the overall distribution of income in society?”
Why Getting A Job Doesn’t Mean Getting Out Of Poverty-Nope, it doesn’t.
In Appalachia, Poverty Is In The Eye Of The Beholder-“I just ask when you portray us, please don’t portray us as ignorant hill folk, I guess,” Harless said. “Because we are educated. We’re poor, but we’re educated, and everyone’s pretty proud. It’s not a desolate place where no hope can be found.”
Economist Statement on the Federal Minimum Wage– Economists explain why raising minimum wage is a no-brainer.
Colbert nailing hypocrisy of the Christians who want a Christian nation but don’t give a fig about what Jesus said to do. Via Cognitive Dissonance
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