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Graham Hart's $78 million Yacht, the NZ Rich List and the Child Poverty Epidemic

The New Zealand rich list is in, giving us an opportunity to see how well our elite have done from the exploitation of kiwi workers and via the neoliberal mechanisms of our capitalist structures. 319 more words

Antiestablishment

Bread, Not Circuses

Canada ranks behind the average in a recent UNICEF survey of child poverty in rich nations. According to the report, 13.3 per cent of Canadian children live in poverty, compared to 11 per cent across the 35 “economically advanced countries” studied. 14 more words

Society

Opinion - Can the world end extreme poverty? | Brookings Institution - John Gelmini

Sadly, organisations like Brookings, and pius and well meaning people since the dawn of time, have been wanting to eradicate poverty and failing miserably.

Dr Alf has it right… 497 more words

Politics

On Welfare

Mashable published an interesting article about welfare myths that got me thinking about how many of the stereotypes the article refers to originated. I worked at a small market for five years and saw a lot of people come through using food stamps or similar government-funded programs. 560 more words

Society

Keeping the focus on child poverty

Social justice secretary Alex Neil has predicted that 120,000 Scottish children will be “cast adrift” if the UK government goes ahead with plans to change the definition of child poverty. 307 more words

Scottish Government

Progress on the Living Wage in Birmingham

The campaign for a Living Wage for workers across the country has been ongoing now for many years. The living wage is increasingly seen as one of the solutions for in-work poverty.   456 more words