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America Is Home to More Dollar Stores Than McDonald's
Society & Culture  (tags: Americans, 'Dollar Stores', antitrust, economy, society, humans, interesting, family, ethics )

Carrie
- 14 days ago - marketwatch.com
Family Dollar FDO, -1.19% on Friday rejected the buyout proposal from Dollar General because of antitrust regulatory concerns. In an attempt to ease those concerns, Dollar General DG, -2.28% had said it was willing to divest 1,500, or 7.7%, of the...
New Poll: Americans Are More Cynical and Anxious About the Economy Than Ever
Society & Culture  (tags: economy, recession, polls, employment )

Freya
- 23 days ago - alternet.org
A newly released study looking into the consequences of the recession for workers has revealed that seven out of 10 Americans say the impact of the Great Recession is permanent, despite lower unemployment and stock market gains.
Poverty Is Not Inevitable: What We Can Do Now to Turn Things Around
Society & Culture  (tags: poverty, income, economy, wages, wealth, solutions )

Freya
- 27 days ago - yesmagazine.org
Having poor people in the richest country in the world is a choice. We have the money to solve this. But do we have the will?
How Target Is Infiltrating Public Schools to Build Customers for Life
Society & Culture  (tags: corporate, consumers, americans, economy, money, news, society, children, education, politics )

Cal
- 48 days ago - alternet.org
"I want to be able to do my job without feeling subservient to corporate power," says this teacher-librarian.
Why Are Campus Administrators Making So Much Money?
Society & Culture  (tags: education, crime, politics, society, economy, colleges as a business, administrators thriving, abuse, news, government )

Cal
- 56 days ago - truth-out.org
Americans committed to better living for bosses can take heart at the fact that college and university administrators--unlike their faculty (increasingly reduced to rootless adjuncts) and students (saddled with ever more debt)―are thriving.
How the South Is Becoming a Solid Band of Poverty: One in Three Live in Poor Neighborhoods
Society & Culture  (tags: poverty, society, usa, the south, culture, economy, americans, education, government, politics, usa )

Cal
- 80 days ago - dailymail.co.uk
In the South, more than 30percent live in high poverty areas, which have at least 20percent of residents living below the federal poverty line--More than 25percent of the country - 77million Americans - lives in high poverty areas
POOR PEOPLE: Hungry, Tired and Stressed Out
Society & Culture  (tags: money, news, politics, society, ECONOMY, poor people, economy family, culture, americans, society, usa )

Cal
- 90 days ago - money.cnn.com
From going to bed hungry to running from debt collectors, the nation's poorest are stressed out in ways most of us can't imagine.
The Purely Economic Case For Providing Housing To The Homeless
Society & Culture  (tags: homelessness, society, ethics, economy, interesting, humans, government )

Carrie
- 118 days ago - thinkprogress.org
Even if you don't think society has a moral obligation to care for the least among us, a new study underscores that we have a financial obligation to do so. Leaving a homeless person on The Streets: $31,065. Giving them housing: $10,051.
Lack Of Affordable Housing Puts The Squeeze On Poor Families
Society & Culture  (tags: housign crisis, rent, poor people, affordability, politics, economy, society, usa, freedoms )

Cal
- 118 days ago - npr.org
The U.S. is in the midst of what Housing Secretary Shaun Donovan calls the "worst rental affordability crisis" ever. Poor families are being hit the hardest: an overwhelming majority spend more than half of their incomes on rent
JUSTICE FOR RANA PLAZA SURVIVORS
Society & Culture  (tags: ethics, government, media, news, healthcare, politics, business, consumers, corporate, dishonesty, ethics, finance, government, humans, money, news, politics, society, wal-mart, world, debt, economy, abuse, cover-up, lies, marketing, investors, labor, tec )

Wendy
- 140 days ago - credomobilize.com
My name is Aklima Khanam. I'm 20 years old -On the morning of April 24th, the management forced us into the factory using physical violence - Moments later the building collapsed. A machine fell on top of me. I was trapped under it..Read on & please sign
Homeless in the Magic Kingdom: Desperate Families Living in the Shadow of Disney's Booming Service Economy
Society & Culture  (tags: Americans, homelessness, homeless shelters, motels, society, economy, family, government, rights, children, ethics )

Carrie
- 148 days ago - news.nationalpost.com
The Johnsons are among a growing number of families living in hotels in this Florida tourist corridor because they can't afford anything else and because their county has no shelters for the estimated 1,216 homeless households with children.
How Paperbacks Transformed the Way Americans Read
Society & Culture  (tags: Americans, society, family, culture, economy, world, education, interesting )

Carrie
- 154 days ago - mentalfloss.com
Here's a little perspective: In 1939, gas cost 10 cents a gallon at the pump. A movie ticket set you back 20 cents. John Steinbeck's The Grapes of Wrath, the year's bestselling hardcover book, was $2.75.
How Economic Inequality Kills
Society & Culture  (tags: politics, news, economy, usa, society, politics, culture )

Cal
- 192 days ago - alternet.org
The appalling human costs of our current economic system.
CEO Tells Daily Show 'Mentally Retarded' Could Work for $2: 'You're Worth What You're Worth' (TEXT and VIDEO)
Society & Culture  (tags: Americans, society, minimum wage, economy, Jon Stewart, media )

Carrie
- 235 days ago - rawstory.com
Would increasing the minimum wage leave the most vulnerable workers with fewer jobs? Financial commentator Peter Schiff thinks so.
The Jungle: Thousands of Homeless People Live in Shantytowns at the Epicenter of High-Tech, Super-Rich Silicon Valley
Society & Culture  (tags: class warfare, news, poverty, usa, economy, class divides, world, society, politics, rights, freedoms, government, ethics )

Cal
- 279 days ago - alternet.org
Residents of Silicon Valley's largest homeless encampment illustrate the widening divide between the nation's haves and have-nots.
 

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