Views My Own

This Is What Trump Quietly Screwing the Poor Looks Like

Predators who target desperate people with payday loans were going to get regulated. Then they threw some money around.
David Dayen

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 Rafaelli

The Story Behind a Viral Video of Anti-Homeless Vigilantism

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

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.
Michael Sainato
Views My Own

I Got Arrested Today While Praying the US Finally Confronts Poverty

America's abundant wealth is held in the hands of the few and spent on war and militarism.
Susan Frederick-Gray

The Wilderness Intervention Program Giving Young Offenders a Second Chance

START Taranaki aims to keep convicted teenagers out of juvie.
VICE Staff

Photos from the Tiniest Tiny Homes in Hong Kong

For the disadvantaged, apartments can be literally the size of a coffin.
Harriet Renn

What It's Like to Rebound as a Young, Homeless Mother

With affordable housing facing a crunch under Trump, it's harder than ever for young families to cope. Still, some find the support they need.
Sonja Sharp
ten questions

Eating Fire Does Unspeakable Things to Your Insides

"When I breathe fire, I drink diesel, but the problem is that no matter how hard I try to keep it in my mouth, some of it always makes it to my stomach."
Jorge Damián Méndez Lozano
Desus & Mero

Wyclef Jean Talks About Moving from Haiti to Brooklyn's Projects as a Kid

The music legend tells Desus and Mero about seeing everything in a different light after growing up in Haiti.
Sarah Bellman
New York

Scenes of Daily Life for New Yorkers Who Got Help

A small army of nonprofits help people who slip through the cracks of government assistance. Here's what that looks like up close.
John Surico
Criminal Justice

The Vicious Cycle of Losing a Driver's License Over Court Debt

After decades of trapping poor people, some states are starting to pull back from a Ferguson-esque practice.
Beth Schwartzapfel