welfare

The Dystopia and Utopia Issue

Basic Income Is Already Transforming Life and Work in a Postindustrial Canadian City

In Hamilton, Ontario, a basic income pilot is improving individual lives—but bureaucratic pitfalls and tepid goals can limit its potential.
Jordan Pearson
4.23.18
The VICE Guide to Finance

Sometimes It Makes Sense to Make Less Money

Our system is broken.
Allie Conti
1.5.18
politics

Australia's Faulty Welfare Program Shows the Perils of Big Data

"This is a political failure dressed up as an an IT failure... [Big data is] a powerful tool. How that tool is used—for good or evil—depends on how accountable the people are who wield it."
Katherine Gillespie
1.12.17
News

How a Clinton-Era Law Is Still Criminalizing Immigrants Today

Illegal Immigration Reform and Immigrant Responsibly Act reinforced the idea that there are "good" immigrants and "bad" immigrants, and the bad ones should be deported straight away.
Aviva Stahl
10.17.16
Travel

Confronting Racism and White Nostalgia on Cliven Bundy's Ranch

The Nevada rancher wants to break all the rules in a game that's been fixed for him.
Wilbert L. Cooper
7.8.16
Film

This Film Reveals the Cruel Dysfunction of the British Welfare System

The Palme d'Or-winning film by Ken Loach follows the struggle of two Brits attempting to navigate the shamefully unhelpful system.
Brandon Harris
5.27.16
Stuff

What It’s Like to Be Young and on Disability

For me the Disability Support Pension isn't about choosing an easy life. It means an end to the cycle of poverty-line casual jobs that made me sicker.
Kaitlyn Plyley
8.31.15
News

A Myth-Busting Guide to All the Shit Republicans Say About Immigration

Donald Trump hasn't been the only one shooting his mouth off.
Mike Pearl
8.20.15
Stuff

Finding a Place to Live in Australia Is So Much Harder When You're Trans

The bigotry and lack of understanding that makes it hard to get a job are the same obstacles that put you last when applying for housing.
Fury
5.26.15
News

Lawmakers in Kansas Are Making It Even More Difficult to Be Poor

They just made it impossible for welfare recipients to withdraw more than $25 a day from their accounts at ATMs, a new rule that might violate federal law.
Drew Millard
5.21.15
News

Kansas Is Now Officially the Reddest State in the Union

Between shaming poor people, restricting abortions and legalizing discrimination, Gov. Sam Brownback's "experiment" has made his state the most conservative in the union.
Allie Conti
4.17.15
News

UK's Conservative Party Won't Admit It, But They're Planning More Cuts for the Young

This weekend, the welfare minister said he would make £12 billion of cuts but wouldn't say how. It's not hard to work out that the axe will fall on young people.
Aaron Bastani
3.30.15
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