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Poverty in America: Why Can’t We End It?

Date: May 24, 2018 | Categories: Hunger / Poverty / Inequality, Opinion, Opinion All,

Source: NY Times By Peter Edelman RONALD REAGAN famously said, “We fought a war on poverty and poverty won.” With 46 million Americans — 15 percent of the population — now counted as poor, it’s tempting to think he may have been right. Look a little deeper and the temptation grows. The lowest percentage in poverty since we started counting …


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Five Ways Individuals Can Help Fight Poverty

Date: May 24, 2018 | Categories: Hunger / Poverty / Inequality, Take Action, Take Action All,

Source: Borgen Magazine By AUDREY GRACE There have been hundreds of theories created on how to end global poverty, but most of them call upon a large group of people to make the change. While some of these theories have worked, most have not. It is important that individuals know that they have the power to end poverty on their own time, and are just …


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The Top 10 Solutions to Cut Poverty and Grow the Middle Class

Date: May 24, 2018 | Categories: Hunger / Poverty / Inequality, Resources,

Source: Center for American Progress By Rebecca Vallas and Melissa Boteach The Census Bureau released its annual income, poverty, and health insurance report yesterday, revealing that four years into the economic recovery, there has been some progress in the poverty rate as it fell from 15 percent in 2012 to 14.5 percent in 2013, but there was no statistically significant improvement in the …