welfare

HUMAN RIGHTS

Congressman Appears to Forget that Food Actually Is a Basic Human Right

The UN sort of settled this question back in 1948, guys.
Danielle Wayda
11.30.18
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
basic income

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
Impact Guide To The Summer

Summer Vacation Really Sucks for Poor Kids and Their Parents

Americans in lower income brackets sweat the summer months in more ways than one.
Kastalia Medrano
7.7.17
politics

Paul Ryan proudly unveils new law that allows states to drug test people on unemployment

Tess Owen
3.20.17
Health

Food Stamp Recipients Significantly More Likely to Die Than the Average American

A GOP-led government may mean even more cuts for the federal food and nutrition assistance program.
Meredith Rutland Bauer
1.21.17
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
Health

California Passes Bill to Give Low-Income Families Money for Diapers

California could soon become the first state to provide diaper expense subsidies to poor families. A policy expert explains why more subsidies like this are needed.
Candace Bryan
9.2.16
News

The UK Wants to Police Welfare Recipients’ Spending With the Blockchain

Privacy and anti-poverty activists are up in arms.
Jordan Pearson
7.13.16
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
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