After two years of writing about poverty for BillMoyers.com and The Nation magazine, Greg Kaufmann is signing off to go fight on the front lines. Continue reading
“Inequality matters,” Bill said in a recent essay. “You will hear people say it doesn’t, but they are usually so high up the ladder they can’t even see those at the bottom.” The distance between the first and the least in America is indeed vast and growing — proven by shocking statistics and personal stories of challenge and hardship, made even harder by policies and political collusion that reward the wealthy at the cost of everyone else. Learn more about the class gap, how it happened, what’s making it worse and what you can do about it.
What makes a society a fun place to be? Really nice weather and exciting nightlife options certainly help. So does avoiding a starkly skewed distribution of income and wealth. Continue reading
While Obama described his vision for an economy defined by mobility, Senator Debbie Stabenow brokered a deal for at least another $8 billion in SNAP cuts. Continue reading
We’re still living with those $80 billion across-the-board cuts from the sequester, and now they’re at it again. Continue reading