poverty Archive

IT HAPPENED TO ME: I Came Out to My Husband, And He Didn't Believe I Wanted a Divorce Until I Offered Him the House

Growing up poor in the Midwest, there was nothing I desired so much as a home to call my own. From the moment my parents divorced, we were nomads  — and achingly poor nomads, at best. While my mother lay in a hospital, inching closer to death last year, I tried to distract myself with … Continue reading Source link

The progressive case for replacing the welfare state with basic income

It appears some establishment voices have picked up on a way of opposing the idea of the monthly citizen dividend of about $1,000 per month, known as universal basic income (UBI), in a way that successfully leaves some progressively minded people afraid. The fear inspired is that those with the greatest need may be left worse off with UBI compared to the existing status quo …