Decades of the government helping the rich are coming home to roost.
How milk prices got so low that farmers started receiving suicide hotline numbers with their payments--and what Congress can do to fix it.
Make no mistake, we're reliving the 1930s. Today, America's President decided to impose tariffs on steel and aluminum - and is apparently planning to "ban German luxury cars". I hope you like that
Why a Universal Basic Income won't produce the benefits its boosters claim it will.
Universal basic income, a regular unconditional cash payment to the whole population is increasingly being discussed in social, political, academic circles and among citizens in general. People are championing it from right and left. But, if it's being pushed from both ends of the political spectrum, what's its secret? Is it so amazingly convincing that all differences between political extremes are abolished? Hardly. More like it, the fact that basic income is being hailed from such different political positions muddies serious debate and is downright bewildering for a lot of people.
Unless you're poor, it's hard to understand what it's like to be poor.
Research shows poverty can have a profound effect on how you think as well as your decision-making.
Mismatched numbers, wrong photos, disappearing names, fingerprinting errors - Aadhaar is in full flow in AP's Anantapur district. At the receiving end are BPL card holders who have been denied rations for months
You can't take it with you.
The prehistoric shift towards cultivation began our preoccupation with hierarchy and growth - and even changed how we perceive the passage of time
The book "Nomadland" reveals the dark, depressing life of driving from one low-wage job to another.
Now here is what sounds like a New York Times headline to celebrate: "Dire Poverty Falls Despite Global Slump, Report Finds." That report would be a 6-page World Bank briefing note, the press release for which is titled: "New Estimates Reveal Drop in Extreme Poverty 2005-2010." Echoes The Economist: "
Analysis of a massive trove of data - much of it leaked from tax havens - suggests that inequality levels across the world should be revised upwards dramatically
Forget the 1 percent for a moment. It's the top fifth that rules.
Grocery suppliers are feeling the squeeze - big-time.
Regulators are investigating whether the devices unfairly violate a borrower's' privacy.
Yesterday marked the conclusion of the two-day Summit on Technology and Opportunity, an anti-poverty conference cohosted by the White House, Stanford University, and Mark Zuckerberg's charity. Something is wrong here.
Despite improved living standards, the poor have fallen further behind the middle class and the affluent in both consumption and income, and crucial services remain unattainable.
Poor people and small businesses rely on cash. A contactless system will likely entrench poverty and pave the way for terrifying levels of surveillance
Later this week, world leaders will gather at the United Nations in New York and adopt a set of Sustainable Development Goals to guide global development.