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False faces

Propped up store fronts

Shadow goods piled high behind

Shiny windows welcoming shoppers

Elephantine condos blocking the river view

Try to enter but what is this? 39 more words


Answer to Income Inequality - Employers taking Personal Responsibility

The answer to income inequality is very simple. We have to make the Job Creators, Employers, and Corporations take “Personal Responsibility” for their Employees.

I’m sure you’ve heard it a million times from Republicans, Conservatives, The Tea Party, even Millionaires and Billionaires how poor people need to take “Personal Responsibility”. 902 more words


The World at the End of the World

You grab¬†a few reusable shopping¬†bags, leave early, wait in line with your head down, take a number, wait some more avoiding eye contact, smile when the volunteer hands you a bag of white rice, fill up your bags with cans of chick peas, dried lentils and expired… 481 more words

Cat Aver

"The unbearable burden of being poor"

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This January 16, 2015 Daily KOS Article talks about the reality of being in poverty from the perspective of someone who has lived experience.

Food Assistance

Nickel and Dimed, Fifteen Years Later

I can’t remember what thread I was on when this book by Barbara Ehrenreich, Nickel and Dimed, was recommended…but I put it on my hold list at the library and read it this weekend. 971 more words

Barbara Ehrenreich

Poverty is Personal....

Is this really a confession?

I like to think not, just an admision of current economic status. I’m a man born in relative poverty, and someone that can barely afford to pay for a bus ride to work. 171 more words