Posts Tagged ‘poverty’

Beef lanzhou noodles are a famous, typically northwest-area food in China.

Lessons in noodle-making is one of the ways that China hopes to eliminate rural poverty by 2020.

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Oxfam has issued its annual report on the gap between the wealthy and the poor — and offered a solution.

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California has the highest poverty rate in the nation, due largely to the state’s lack of affordable housing. In November voters will decide whether or not rent controls will help solve the problem.

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Faith leaders are renewing Martin Luther’s King’s effort to demand better jobs and living conditions for the poor, by organizing demonstrations across the country to highlight the issue of poverty.

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An exhibit at the National Building Museum has been adapted from Matthew Desmond’s 2017 Pulitzer-Prize-winning book Eviction: Poverty and Profit in the American City into an “immersive” experience.

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Matthew Desmond estimates that about 2.3 million evictions were filed in the U.S. in 2016 — a rate of four every minute. “Eviction isn’t just a condition of poverty; it’s a cause of poverty,” he says.

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“… it is a cruel jest to say to a bootless man that he ought to lift himself by his own bootstraps.”

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