This Cleveland Woman Could Go to Jail Because Her House Needs a New Coat of Paint

"I’m going to jail cuz I’m broke, disabled, and can’t fix my home.”


The Case for Making Food, Shelter and Public Transport Free for Everyone

'Universal Basic Services' is a radical idea from UCL Institute for Global Prosperity. But how would it work?


Being Poor Literally Makes You Age Faster

Which makes you need medical care, which makes you even poorer...hmm!


The Disturbing Thing I Learned Studying White Privilege and the Left

I found a blind spot in my empathy, and our study confirmed it.


How the Drug War Eats the Poor

According to a new report by the NGO Health Poverty Action, prohibition drives poverty and criminality in places like Brazil and India.


Police and Soldiers Attack Papua New Guinea Parliament Over Unpaid Bonuses

The attack resulted in broken windows, assaulted security forces and damaged property


Most Money Advice Is Worthless When You’re Poor

Savings tips are classist garbage and belong in the trash.


The Story Behind a Viral Video of Anti-Homeless Vigilantism

"Jogger Joe" isn't the only one mistreating homeless people in the Bay Area.


When Working in Disney World Means Being Stuck Living in a Cheap Motel

As unionized workers in Florida haggle with Disney in hopes of a wage increase, some of them are living precarious economic existences.


How Colonialism Fueled Deadly Anti-Vampire Hysteria in Malawi

It's not the first time lingering skepticism of foreigners and local beliefs have produced panic over allegedly bloodsucking predators in the African country.


Growing Up Poor Means Getting Addicted to Junk Food

Our culture is obsessed with healthy eating, but we need to take a closer look at who eats those Big Macs—and why.