Poverty cycles, discrimination, social privilege, and other social controversies come to light when examining the social structure of life in the United States. Rather than considering these as random occurrences, we can identify them as systematic shortcomings fueled by an imperfect culture.
Jonathan Swift’s satirical essay "A Modest Proposal" serves to demonstrate how Ireland’s poverty under England’s penal law system has forced many Irish people to accept and commit otherwise repulsive feats in order to survive. It serves as a satirical critique of the system.
EBT cards allow recipients to choose the foods they will eat. A box of ready-made items takes away free choice and will truly be a handout.
Residents of Tent City West have developed a sense of community while running their own temporary housing system inside a West Baltimore school buidling
Why would the CBC put a book about homelessness in its Entertainment section?
Have you ever had an encounter with a homeless person and wanted to do more to help? Here are a few things that you can do throughout the year to make a difference.
The article discusses the possibilities for implementing cooperative initiatives as a means of transforming oppressive communities, thereby creating poverty-free societies.
King 5 News reports on how Seattle area residents may need an income boost to keep up with the rise in rental costs.
It is becoming more apparent that the City of Seattle's local Government appears detached from their failed policies and the significant impact it has on the residents.
It is the belief of the average working person, that one can never possibly become homeless, that it can be avoided at all costs... well not necessarily so, even the well prepared, life does happen...
Guaranteed basic income for all is not a utopian fantasy anymore; it's become a logical progression of late-stage capitalism. The idea has been around since Thomas Paine and the American Revolution, and it's an idea endorsed by economists and philosophers on both sides of the policial spectrum.
Menstruating isn't considered fun by anyone, but having your period while being homeless sucks in its own special way. Learn how you can help people dealing with both homelessness and menstruation.
Dave Ramsey's simple plan to save money and pay down debt contributes to the tension between the "haves" and food assistance recipients.
I have had an idea for homeless veterans and homeless families for quite a while. This is a basic rough draft idea for these shelters that are fully self sustaining, green temporary homes.
Poverty kills more people every year than any other cause and contributes to even more deaths. Why doesn't anybody care?
A look at a growing problem in the United States and elsewhere. The homeless are a part of the fabric of this nation and yet what to do about it?
Many claim homelessness is caused by (and only caused by) making stupid, destructive , and completely avoidable choices. This page examines some of those poor choices. Have you ever made any of them?
Every time you swipe your EDD debit card, you are giving Bank of America money. Don't allow this predatory corporate bank to capitalize on your misfortune. This guide will show you how to stop letting them profit off of your unemployment benefits.
During the 1970s Peter Singer wrote Famine, Affluence and Morality, which covered Singer’s thoughts on how we should treat those starving in poverty stricken countries. He outlined what John Arthur later called the greater moral evil rule. That is...
Learn some of the most common stereotypes, myths, and misconceptions about homeless people in America. Weigh in with your opinions in the comments.
As companies seek to cut costs, go to places where there are few or no regulations so they can pay labor as little as possible. Out of this emerges sweatshops where working conditions are brutal, with people working 15 hours a day, seven days a week and make about 40 dollars US per month. Yet, when the products come to our shore, we end up paying hundreds or even thousands for a single item that cost the company almost nothing to make.
Have you wondered why people living on the street don't just get jobs and stop being homeless? Learn about homeless employment statistics, the barriers to employment they must overcome, and share your solutions in the comments.