Poverty

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Thinking On: Employees Versus Workforce?

Toni Johnson brings up important questions surrounding employment in the wake of a "gig-economy" and use of prison labor.

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Field Notes: The Census Data on Poor Counties

The Pacific Standard highlights some key takeaways from census data on poverty and income inequality in the United States.

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Photo of the Month: November 2015

This month's photo captures the working class protests to increase minimum wage across the country.

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Field Notes: A Look at the Bottom 40 Percent

The World Bank’s progress report on global poverty reveals falling prosperity for America’s poor.

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Multimedia: Philanthropy in the New Economy

On a TalkPoverty radio interview, Clara Miller discusses why “business as usual” is no longer an option.

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In Case You Missed It: Some People Got Lost in the Flood

In this issue, commentary about Hurricane Katrina and the decade that followed, inequality and disaster vulnerability, and more on whether workers are disposable.

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Thinking On: Is the Magic of New Orleans Back?

Ambassador James A. Joseph outlines the post-Katrina reconciliation still required in New Orleans and rest of Louisiana.

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Photo of the Month: August 2015

This month's photo pair captures both hope and despair on the 10th anniversary of Hurricane Katrina, which wrecked the lives of the poorest in New Orleans.

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In Case You Missed It: The Wind and Sun of Inequality

In this issue, the makers vs. takers debate revisited, the debate on new overtime rules discussed, how U.S. labor demographics do and do not look like peer countries, and why rents are too darn high.

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Field Notes: Are Private Prisons Responsible Investments?

Impact investor Sonia Kowal takes a look at the problematic aspects of a privatized prison system and the ways that investors can help make a difference.