Don’t Miss a Thing

Get our latest essays, archival selections, reading lists, and exclusive content delivered straight to your inbox.

Tag: Poverty

Elizabeth Catte

It's time to rewrite the narrative of “Trump Country.” Rural places weren't always red, and many are turning increasingly blue.

Scott W. Stern

Conservatives have long been sounding the alarm about “undeserving” people receiving public assistance.

Lynne Segal

Remembrances of the late author have focused on her best-selling Nickel and Dimed with only rare acknowledgement of the major roles she played in women’s liberation and U.S. socialism.

Michelle Morse, Bram Wispelwey, Dorothy Roberts, Ruha Benjamin
A recording and transcript of our event on inequities in medicine and child welfare.
Max Haiven
With the invasion causing a global shortage of sunflower oil, palm oil is back on the rise. But the commodity’s bloody history is instructive of how global capitalism can and can’t be fixed.
Nate File
Inspired by the work of James and Grace Lee Boggs, many young Detroit activists are turning to forms of mutual aid to meet the needs of their communities.
Claude S. Fischer
Public housing has been a significant part of the debate over American government safety net programs.
Glenn C. Loury
Scarcity lays the foundation for thinking differently about poverty.
Claude S. Fischer
A bad environment can worsen the life chances not only of a child, but that of the child’s child.
Claude S. Fischer
How egoism can also lead to self-defeating self-blame.