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World Population Living in Extreme Poverty, 1820-2015
Technology has gotten so cheap that it is now more economically viable to buy robots than it is to pay people $5 a day. ~Kaila Cobin
How Poverty Affects the Brain
Big Data for the Poor - NYTimes.com
Nearly half our global population is at risk of living in poverty or suffering total financial catastrophe if they need surgery.
America's explosion of income inequality, in one amazing animated chart
Laurie Penny on Life Hacks of the Poor and the Aimless, negotiating the false idols of neoliberal self-care
Low and Middle Class Americans Receive Less Healthcare Relative to Their More Affluent Counterparts
Why the World Is Better Than You Think in 10 Powerful Charts, by Peter Diamandis
The Disadvantages of Being Stupid, by David H Freedman, The Atlantic
personalfinance subreddit on what to do if you become homeless: Call 211 to find local shelters and food pantries. They are life savers.
A Basic Income Should Be the Next Big Thing
What Would Happen If We Just Gave People Money?
Why Poor Americans Have Some of the Highest Electricity Bills
Declining Mobility and Restrictions on Land Use
How the subprime auto loan industry keeps the poor in crushing debt
An Open Letter To You, by Talia Jane from Yelp, her follow up on Medium
Why So Many Rich Kids Come to Enjoy the Taste of Healthier Foods
Super Bowl greats tackled grunt work in first jobs
This House Costs Just $20,000—But It’s Nicer Than Yours
Kathleen Elkins took the Elon Musk challenge and spent $2 a day on food for a month.
Too poor to retire and too young to die
Why the poor do better on these simple tests of financial common sense
Has the world overlooked a major achievement? Globally, we are on course to wiping out extreme poverty in the early 2020's.
The Internet is making some people poorer
Poverty, The Competent Baseline, and Inequality — Medium
Transportation Emerges as Crucial to Escaping Poverty
For the first time, less than 10 percent of the world is living in extreme poverty, World Bank says.
Microloans Don’t Solve Poverty
Dispossessed in the Land of Dreams
Here’s an amazingly simple way to cut poverty in the U.S.
Why Basic Income?
Welfare Use by Immigrant and Native Households
One Tweet Shows What Silicon Valley Really Thinks of the People It's Crushing
New local data on EITC benefits by number of children by Brookings Institution
RushCard’s failure underscores the need for postal banking: Poor Americans deserve reliable access to the banking system.
New Findings From War on Poverty: Just Give Cash
A Universal Basic Income Is The Bipartisan Solution To Poverty We've Been Waiting For
U.N. Dreams Big: 17 Global Goals for Sustainable Development by 2030 include eliminating all extreme poverty and hunger in the world.
The stunning — and expanding — gap in life expectancy between the rich and the poor
Why It's So Important to Unplug from Technology
where children sleep: children and their bedrooms from around the world
10 lessons from 'the world’s poorest president'
The lottery is a tax. An inefficient, regressive, and exploitative tax.
“Don’t they understand I’m going to college so that I don’t have to use these benefits anymore?”
How mass incarceration creates ‘million dollar blocks’ in poor neighborhoods
Why Baltimore Blew Up
10% of employed American households are working poor.
Where Poor Kids Grow Up Makes A Huge Difference
Kelly McGonigal TED Talk on How to Make Stress Your Friend, plus 7 Ways to Hack Your Brain
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