poverty

  1. S

    A minimum wage rate doesn't determine wage differentials.

    I claim to understand the logic of those sincerely contending a minimum wage rate should not be a federal matter, and I respectfully disagree with them. I have less or no respect for those stating USA's minimum wage rate laws are government control of wage rates. USA's federal and state minimum...
  2. S

    How inflationary is the federal minimum wage rate?

    How inflationary is the federal minimum wage rate? Although labor contributes a substantial portion, labor is only a portion of aggregate products' costs; (this is true even among service products). The federal minimum wage rate effects Low-wage labor and has extremely little proportional...
  3. S

    How does the federal minimum wage rate effect all USA wage rates?

    How does the federal minimum wage rate effect all USA wage rates? Labor has some worth. The minimum wage rate is applicable to the least desirable employee performing the least challenging task. If there was no definite, legally enforced federal minimum wage rate, there would be indefinite...
  4. S

    H.R. 582, “Raise the wage act”

    H.R. 582, “Raise the wage act” is a good bill, but opponents of the bill will refrain from mentioning the minimum hourly rate will not be $15 until 7th year after the bill's passage. In the likely case that it's not passed through and added to our federal statutes, I urge U.S. Congressional...
  5. NatMorton

    Is Poverty in Black America More the Product of Racism or Culture?

    Discuss. (Will chime in with my thoughts on this later)
  6. U

    Can Trump end the war on poverty

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=i08ZoRhpBCk
  7. T

    Southern Poverty Law Center Transfers Millions in Cash to Offshore Entities

    Hmmm. Southern Poverty Law Center Transfers Millions in Cash to Offshore Entities Southern Poverty Law Center Transfers Millions in Cash to Offshore Entities
  8. Sabcat

    Milton Friedman schools young Bernie Sanders about poverty

    This is fantastic. https://youtu.be/sElz_P6QsZo
  9. RNG

    Poll on poverty

    Here is a fascinating poll done by the LA Times. They asked these questions in 1985 and again recently. There is a lot of data there so I'm not going to C&P it, but one stat from the current poll really hit me. Q. Which statement comes closest to your position: ('The government is...
  10. tallagator

    Hillary Clinton& the poverty facade.

    Hillary Clinton and the Poverty Facade | FreedomWorks Yep. We feel your pain we're broke too.
  11. foundit66

    Poverty, Not Race, Tied to High Crime Rates in Urban Communities

    nf/poverty & crime/FEBRUARY Some people try to pretend that race is important to crime. Proclaiming racist conclusions based on higher black crime rates. But the simple truth is that blacks have higher crime because they have higher poverty. When you correct to compare the same economic...
  12. skews13

    No Limits On Poverty

  13. skews13

    Death By Poverty In Idaho

    Just three minutes into their drive to the hospital, she was no longer breathing. She was put on a respirator for three days, but it wasn't enough. Too much damage had been done to her brain from the lack of oxygen during that asthma attack. She died a completely preventable death. It was, as...
  14. LongWinded

    New Research Reveals Hidden Growth of Extreme Poverty in America

    New Research Reveals Hidden Growth of Extreme Poverty in America | Alternet This is America on the trickle down theories which have failed world wide. THIS is America under neoliberals who support global economies and say to hell with the workers.
  15. B

    Obama-economy: More children living in poverty now than during recession

    More children living in poverty now than during recession Thanks obama!
  16. waitingtables

    What Poverty Does to the Young Brain

    This is not at all surprising and should be evidence of just how difficult it is to rise up out of poverty for people: What Poverty Does to the Young Brain - The New Yorker
  17. LongWinded

    Safety Net More Effective Against Poverty Than Previously Thought

    Safety Net More Effective Against Poverty Than Previously Thought It is the intention of the republican party to put people in abject poverty as they are easier to control if they are starving.
  18. LongWinded

    Stop Punishing People for Poverty: Abolish Bail

    Stop Punishing People for Poverty: Abolish Bail This isn't the America we want, is it? Prison populations sky high and a backlog of people sitting in jail without charges? What a crock. Who did this to our nation? Federal or state lawmakers?
  19. LongWinded

    The Poverty and Segregation in Baltimore and Ferguson

    - It is All Connected to Racist U.S. Housing Policies Without suburban integration, ghetto conditions will persist. The Poverty and Segregation in Baltimore and Ferguson- It is All Connected to Racist U.S. Housing Policies | Alternet How are you to have equal access under laws like...
  20. LongWinded

    Right-Wing Media Attack Obama For Tying Terror To Poverty Years After Bush Made The S

    Right-Wing Media Attack Obama For Tying Terror To Poverty Years After Bush Made The Same Connection | Research | Media Matters for America There are a few givens you can count on when reading right wing propaganda. 1). It is propaganda if the right wing says it most times and 2). They are...