Claims by billionaires like Bill Gates about capitalism heroically lifting humankind out of poverty turn out to be easily debunked. Imagine if that news got out.
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Julie Francoeur of Fairtrade Canada talks about how people get caught up in slavery, how it finds itself in nearly everything we own, and ways to address this ever-growing dilemma.
"Next of Kin" is a detective story in which the goal is not to catch a killer but to save a life. But what if one family connection could alter their future? Nadine Pequeneza talks about her film.
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South African AIDS activist Vuyiseka discusses the process of being diagnosed with HIV, the socio-economic politics associated with treatment, and why she has so much hope for the future of activism.
Members of the new federal Advisory Committee on Canada's Poverty Reduction Strategy all have personal experience of poverty, and they are working to build resilient communities across the country.
Two new books, Sam Pizzigati's "The Case for a Maximum Wage" and Sarah Smarsh's "Heartland," portray both extremes of the class divide in America.
To better understand present-day events in Nicaragua, we need to revisit the 1979 Sandinista Revolution and the agrarian reform which was to have lifted the poorest citizens out of poverty.
Lars Osberg's "The Age of Increasing Inequality" is a valuable read for those hoping to make sense of inequality, as well as the arguments advanced by economists about the problem.
The Ontario Chamber of Commerce is calling on Doug Ford to repeal the hiked minimum wage that was implemented by the former Liberal government, right after Ford cancelled the basic income pilot.
In her new book, Annie Lowrey crafts a convincing, left-leaning account for why UBI needs to be seriously considered as a means of lifting the world's most destitute well above the poverty line.