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Poverty

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Top Poverty Articles

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  • We are all 'poor' and need to help each other

    With a new archbishop arriving in town, might we all reconsider use of the unfortunate term “the poor”? This shorthand phrase suggests a separate category of lowly and powerless human beings forced to get by on the pity and magnanimity of...
  • Breena Holland: Despite downtown investment, Allentown far from reducing income inequality

    Breena Holland: Despite downtown investment, Allentown far from reducing income inequality
    It's hard for some not to be swept up in Mayor Pawlowski's celebration of the birth of Allentown 4.0. As the PPL Center draws money and traffic into downtown Allentown for special events, one might think the city is well on its way toward being the mayor'...
  • Create more opportunities for low-income families

    In theory, low-income families with housing choice vouchers can rent homes in any community with better opportunities. But in practice, most of the 60,000 Illinois families with vouchers are not “moving up” to a place with access to critical...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • L.A. City Council votes for minimum-wage hike to $15.37 at big hotels

    L.A. City Council votes for minimum-wage hike to $15.37 at big hotels
    Big hotels in Los Angeles will soon be required to pay at least $15.37 an hour to their workers – one of the highest minimum wage requirements in the country. The City Council voted 12 to 3 on Wednesday to impose the wage requirements on large...
  • Why mandating higher minimum wage isn't best way to address poverty

    Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti and Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel, among other city and state officials across the country, have recently proposed raising the minimum wage well beyond the current state-mandated levels of $9 an hour in California and $8.25 in...