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The Social Supermarket: 25p Store Helps Tackle Food Poverty
Business  (tags: food poverty, poverty )

- 34 days ago -
Budget supermarket sells stock that would otherwise go to waste for as little as 25p A social supermarket selling surplus items for a bargain 25p is offering an alternative to food banks.
The Collapse of Saudi Arabia Is Inevitable
Business  (tags: oil, Saudi Arabia, economic policies, poverty, Climate Change, GDP, imports, dependency, collapse, monarchymoney, environment )

- 61 days ago -
Like many countries in the region before it, Saudi Arabia is on the brink of a perfect storm of interconnected challenges that, if history is anything to judge by, will be the monarchyâEUR(TM)s undoing well within the next decade.
MoveOn Petitions - Tell Andy Puzder, the CEO of Hardee's and Carl's Jr., That HE'S the Problem!
Business  (tags: minimum wage, poverty, restaurants, hardee's, Carl Jr, Andy Puzder, CEO )

- 149 days ago -
Petition by Fight for $15 To be delivered to Andy Puzder, Hardee's and Carl's Jr. CEO Andy Puzder, it's time to stop blaming your employees for depending on public assistance when it's your low wages that trap them in poverty.
Unprecedented Abundance Economic Reality Peer Through The Illusion
Business  (tags: David Degraw, economic stress, poverty, $100 trillion in wealth, system rigged, flawed )

- 175 days ago -
I then began to intensely question how it is possible that there is such a stunning, unprecedented abundance of wealth, and at the same time so much economic stress, insecurity and poverty. It does not have to be this way. An excellent read.
Please Sign: Investigate Alleged Wells Fargo Fraud in Other States
Business  (tags: Wells Fargo, alleged misconduct, FTC, economy, poverty, credit scores, consumer protection, alleged fraud, rigid sales policies )

- 203 days ago -
LA just filed a lawsuit against Wells Fargo alleging fraud. If bank policy is at fault, then this raises questions about possible misconduct in other states and/or with other banks. If so, there are very serious consequences.
Raise the Minimum Wage for Servers!
Business  (tags: wages, servers, minimum wage, income, poverty, petitions )

- 310 days ago -
In 1991, the minimum wage for servers was $2.13 an hour. Fourteen years later, it is still at that level. Servers have to pay taxes on their pitiful earnings, so often their only real income is from tips.
Christmas in America: Growing Poverty, Unemployment and Homelessness in the WorldâEUR(TM)s Richest Country
Business  (tags: poverty, poor, society, usa, news, politics, finance, economy, debt, consumers, business, americans, labor )

- 339 days ago -
Growing millions face "one impossible choice after another," according to Poverty USA. "(B)etween food and medicine(s), getting to work or paying the heating bill. Census data show around half the population living in poverty or bordering it
Sign the Robin Hood Tax Petition ACTION
Business  (tags: Robin Hood Tax, money, investments, poverty, banking, trading, ecosystems, climate-change, economy )

- 373 days ago -
With billions of pounds needed to help tackle poverty and climate change, we think it's fair to ask bankers and traders to pay a little more.
Raking In On Rents: The Housing Crisis Begins Anew
Business  (tags: Rights, U.S., Poverty, Wall Street )

- 429 days ago -
Wall Street wrecked the economy in 2007 due to dealing in shady mortgage securities. Did the banksters learn their lesson?
4 Ways Greedy Capitalists Rig the System to Profit Off Our Misery
Business  (tags: capitalism, greed, poverty, water, resources, housing, foreclosure, savings, banks, injustice, prisons, incarceration )

- 448 days ago -
The profit motive fogs the thinking of free-market advocates. The Economist gushes, "Take a bow, capitalism...the biggest poverty-reduction measure of all is liberalising markets to let poor people get richer."
Dunkin' Donuts Worker's Death Reveals The True Cost Of Our Low-Wage, Part-Time Economy
Business  (tags: economy, working poor, low-wage, multiple jobs, & shifts, minimum wage, poverty, retail, service, Maria Fernandes death, Debra Harrell arrest, , 20M low-wage earners:, 2/3 women, living wage )

- 454 days ago -
NJ woman, 32, died in a car park this wk catching a few hrs sleep between (4) jobs, chilling reminder of the struggle low-wage workers, esp women, face in absence of a living wage, cobbling together a patchwork of low-wage jobs with unreliable schedules
40 Percent of Restaurant Workers Live in Near-Poverty
Business  (tags: restaurants, wages, poverty, workers, food, eating out )

- 459 days ago -
It isn't just fast-food empires that rely on a low-paid, disempowered, and quite-often impoverished workforce. As a stomach-turning new report (PDF viewable here) from the Economic Policy Institute shows, the entire restaurant industry hides a dirty...
Luxury Apartment Building Will Have Separate Door For Poor Residents
Business  (tags: Housing, New York City, Poverty, Rent )

- 495 days ago -
A luxury condo building on New York City's Upper West Side has gotten clearance from the city to have a separate entrance, or a "poor door," for low-income tenants, according to the New York Post.
The Three Biggest Right-Wing Lies About Poverty
Business  (tags: poverty, misconceptions, wages, economics )

- 531 days ago -
Rather than confront poverty by extending jobless benefits to the long-term unemployed, endorsing a higher minimum wage, or supporting jobs programs, conservative Republicans are taking a different tack.

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