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Poverty is the deprivation of food, shelter, money and clothing that occurs when people cannot satisfy their basic needs. Poverty can be understood simply as a lack of money, or more broadly in... More
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Sustainable development: China’s path out of poverty can never be repeated at scale by a country again - Quartz
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The right policies at the right time allowed the country to take advantage of globalization in a way that wouldn’t be possible today—even for China.

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Is the minimum wage a good thing, economically speaking? - Quartz
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Economists have been debating the merits of the minimum wage for more than a century.

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Boston's EMPath Program Uses Science to Fight Family Poverty - The Atlantic
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The early results out of a Boston nonprofit are positive.

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Radical Efforts to End Homelessness: A Sober Utopia
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In a remote corner of Colorado, a radical experiment is underway to rehabilitate the state’s most downtrodden residents. #homelessness

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How the IRS Helps the Rich Get Richer - Bloomberg
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The top 1 percent gets the most from federal tax breaks, a new report shows, fueling election-year outrage over income inequality.

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Poverty Rates at Lowest Levels Since 2008, Says New Census Report| Alternet
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Gains were across racial lines, though poverty remains a scourge for African Americans and Hispanics, and for many southern and southwestern states.

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Justin Trudeau joins gender inequality campaign, says ‘poverty is sexist’ - National | Globalnews.ca
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Prime Minister Justin #Trudeau has joined a social media campaign urging world leaders to acknowledge that poverty has a disproportionate impact on girls and women.

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http://www.bloomberg.com/view/articles/2016-08-29/expand-the-best-program-to-fight-poverty
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The earned-income tax credit encourages work. How about raising it?

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4 Millennial Men with 4 Very Different Incomes Open Up About the Lives They Can Afford
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​From an overnight grocery stocker to the founder of a public-relations firm.​

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'I'm a Welfare Success Story' - The Atlantic
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An Atlantic reader shares her story of growing up on welfare prior to the reforms of 20 years ago signed into law by Bill Clinton.

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http://www.bloomberg.com/view/articles/2016-08-25/did-welfare-reform-reduce-poverty-define-poverty
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Official measures of poverty aren’t very good. Alternatives are destined to be controversial.

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Most Welfare Dollars Don’t Go Directly To Poor People Anymore | FiveThirtyEight
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Twenty years after President Bill Clinton fulfilled his vow to “end welfare as we know it,” it’s fair to say: mission accomplished. The old U.S. welfare system is dead. Whether the system that repl…

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The Rent Is Less Damn High | FiveThirtyEight
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This is In Real Terms, a column analyzing the week in economic news. Comments? Criticisms? Ideas for future columns? Email me, or drop a note in the comments. Last week, I pointed to skyrocketing r…

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The Growing Wealth Gap Between Rich and Poor Students Who Earn a College Degree - The Atlantic
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A new report demonstrates a chasm between how many rich and poor students earn bachelor’s degrees.

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Many Middle-Class Americans Are Living Paycheck to Paycheck - The Atlantic
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Nearly half of Americans would have trouble finding $400 to pay for an emergency. I’m one of them.

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How Tax Prep Services Prey on the Poor - CityLab
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Big-name tax-preparation companies charge low-income customers big bucks to file for refunds that are simple to do without help.

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Almost 90% of People in Southern Syria Live in Extreme Poverty – Report
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At least 88 percent of families in the southern Syrian provinces of Daraa and Qunaitra are living in extreme poverty due to the ongoing civil war in the region, a report by aid agencies published Monday found.

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It’s not the poverty in the Middle East that’s driving terrorism-it’s the politics - Quartz
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Inequality isn't driving terrorism the way Thomas Piketty thinks it is.

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America is full of high-earning poor people - Quartz
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And they're putting the whole economy at risk.

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