poverty

Race

The Disturbing Thing I Learned Studying White Privilege and Liberals

I found a blind spot in my empathy, and our study confirmed it.
Erin Cooley
5.7.19
food banks

UK Food Banks Gave Out a Record 1.6 Million Food Parcels Last Year

According to The Trussell Trust, this is the fifth year in a row that food bank usage has risen, and the biggest annual increase in five years.
Ruby Lott-Lavigna
4.25.19
housing

A Major Canadian City Is Losing Its Most Affordable Housing

Up to a third of Parkdale, Toronto's rooming houses are at “imminent risk” of being closed, a recent report shows.
Lindsey Vodarek
4.8.19
Mother's Day

People Raised by Single Mums Explain What Home-Cooked Meals Meant to Them

“I was brought up on convenience foods. When you’ve got a parent who’s busy, they go to convenience and there’s nothing wrong with that.”
Sophie Wilkinson
3.29.19
Late Capitalism

‘Privacy Is Becoming a Luxury’: What Data Leaks Are Like for the Poor

"I felt like my identity or whatever didn't matter to them."
Elizabeth Brico
3.14.19
Drugs

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.
JS Rafaeli
2.4.19
PUB NOTES

What's Gone On This Week: Total Cultural Warfare Over a Sausage Roll

Meanwhile, the rest of us have food poverty and an alarming strain of the clap to contend with.
NEO
1.11.19
politics

Work Is Not the Best Route Out of Austerity-Driven Poverty

On Monday, the new work minister dismissed a UN report that outlined austerity-driven poverty in the UK as "too political".
Simon Childs
11.21.18
money brain

Most Money Advice Is Worthless When You’re Poor

Savings tips are classist garbage and belong in the trash.
Talia Jane
11.19.18
poverty

A UN Expert Has Officially Said Austerity Makes People Poor

He also called austerity misogynistic and compared it to China's "one child" policy.
Simon Childs
11.16.18
High Streets

How Post-Industrial Decline Created 'Britain's Unhealthiest High Street'

Grimsby has been accused of having the unhealthiest high street in the UK, due to its high number of fast food outlets. Here's what happened when we visited the former fishing town.
Ruby Lott-Lavigna
11.8.18
Food insecurity

Why Some Have No Choice But to Start Buying Christmas Food in October

For those on low incomes or in unstable employment, buying a mountain of food for the Christmas break in one December shop simply isn’t an option.
Carly Lewis-Oduntan
10.26.18
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