Poverty

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Photo of the Month: February 2015

This month’s photo captures the prevalence and success of payday lenders in low income areas, with economic decay as a backdrop.

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Multimedia: The Tipping Point for Tipped Work

Watch this EPI panel discussion on why exempting tipped workers from the regular minimum wage creates unlivable conditions in the growing service industry.

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Field Notes: Six Ways for Business to Address Inequality

The Aspen Institute's Judy Samuelson and Maureen Conway detail six steps that corporations can take to advance equity for their employees and society.

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In Case You Missed It: More Than Pennies in Your Pocket

In this issue, more on why low-wage workers need federal safety nets, pay raises small and large, fossil fuel divestment, and donating via bitcoin.

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In Case You Missed It: To Promote the General Welfare

In this issue, inequality and the 2016 election, eating steak on food stamps, full employment aspirations, and the light and dark side of corporate giving.

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In Case You Missed It: More or Less Poor

In this issue, poverty measures and measurement, silence in the new gilded age, investing in corporate good and why charities don’t need shark-tank contests.

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Field Notes: Is the Old Philanthropy Model Obsolete?

Philanthropy advisers warn that foundations’ structure may hinder their mission success--and urge them to optimize for mission success via impact investing.

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In Case You Missed It: Poverty, the Morality Play

In this issue, thoughts on growing up on welfare, the ‘real business of business,’ what’s better than a tax cut for workers and race inequality.

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In Case You Missed It: Add- Ventures in Alternative Investing

In this issue, shareholders and wage stagnation, the minimum wage under a 14th Amendment microscope and the big new players in impact investing.

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Influencer Series: National Organization on Disability

In this video, NOD's Carol Glazer discusses their work to help employers meet new goals to hire people with disabilities and why it matters for poverty.