Columnists
Martin Luther King Jr. and Mathew Ahmann in a crowd at March on Washington. Image: Rowland Scherman/Wikimedia Commons
Amy Goodman, Denis Moynihan | A coalition has formed to organize poor people in the United States into what Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. called "a new and unsettling force" to fight poverty.
Columnists
A homeless man in San Francisco. Photo: Seguridad Social estadounidense/Javi/Flickr
Wayne MacPhail | A visit to Silicon Valley conjures up images of Dickensian-level poverty.
Book Review
Yutaka Dirks | In "Evicted: Poverty and Profit in the American City" sociologist Matthew Desmond offers a critical examination of urban poverty and homelessness told through the stories of eight families.
Blog
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Penney Kome | After a century of improving health, rural Americans have started dying in their prime. For age 45 - 54, the leading cause is drug poisoning.