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Poverty

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  • Rising rural wages in Asia will reduce extreme poverty: report

    LONDON (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - The rise in rural wages now taking place across Asia could lift hundreds of millions of people out of extreme poverty in the next decade, a new report showed on Thursday. Falling birth rates and a growing demand...
  • Victor T. Curry: Tax-credit lawsuit threatens dream of equal opportunity

     Victor T. Curry: Tax-credit lawsuit threatens dream of equal opportunity
    In his historic speech on the Washington Mall, Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. urged us to come together as diverse citizens to ensure that all of us — regardless of our station or status — had the chance to enjoy the opportunity this country can...
  • Watch a conservative economist try to wish income inequality away

    Watch a conservative economist try to wish income inequality away
    As America's problems with economic inequality have moved toward the political front burner, conservative economists have stepped up their efforts to explain that it doesn't really exist. Few, however, will be able to top University of Chicago economist...
  • Lynn University to host high-profile event on global poverty

    Lynn University to host high-profile event on global poverty
    Lynn University in Boca Raton will host a high-profile student conference next month on ending global poverty and welcome honorees including Partners in Health co-founder Paul Farmer, New York Times columnist Nicholas Kristof and actress-activist...
  • Wield EITC to help close growing rich-poor gap: Editorial

    Wield EITC to help close growing rich-poor gap: Editorial
    Conservatives and progressives don't agree on much these days, but concern about the growing gap between the rich and the poor spans the political spectrum. "Too many Americans believe the American dream is slipping away … They see an economy...
  • Cupich brings experience leading Catholic schools

     Cupich brings experience leading Catholic schools
    When incoming Chicago Archbishop Blase Cupich arrives in November, he becomes CEO of the nation's largest Roman Catholic school system, with more than 83,000 students and 244 schools — a giant leap from his first diocese in South Dakota, which has...
  • World risks spending $250 billion just to monitor U.N. development goals

    OSLO (Reuters) - The world risks having to spend about $250 billion just to monitor U.N. development targets for 2030, diverting cash from goals such as ending poverty or protecting the environment, according to a study published on Wednesday. The report...
  • Sandra L. Strauss: It's time for leaders to champion increase in minimum wage

    Sandra L. Strauss: It's time for leaders to champion increase in minimum wage
    At a time in America when corporate profits are reaching record highs, while wages of average workers continue to decline, we have a moral obligation to stand in solidarity with those who are most in need and ask why is inequality grown so much worse...
  • L.V. Congressman to join world leaders, music icons at massive concert Saturday

    L.V. Congressman to join world leaders, music icons at massive concert Saturday
    A Lehigh Valley congressman will be with world leaders and music icons Saturday at a massive festival to end extreme poverty in the world. U.S. Rep. Charlie Dent, a Republican who represents the 15th District, will represent the United States as part of...
  • Heritage Foundation: America's poor actually live pretty durn well!

    Heritage Foundation: America's poor actually live pretty durn well!
    The Heritage Foundation has weighed in with its contribution to the enduring conservative effort to paint America's poor as undeserving mooks. The right-wing think tank's offer is a paper titled "The War on Poverty After 50 Years," by senior research...
  • Donors launch $4 billion health fund to cut mother and child deaths

    NEW YORK (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - The World Bank has announced a new global fund to invest about $4 billion in healthcare for mothers and children in developing countries as part of a drive to end their preventable deaths by 2030. World leaders had...