President Obama now has 13 quarters of office under his belt and the rhetoric on how he has done is abysmal, if you listen to the conservatives. What is the true story. well, let's see.
The Recession of 1981 was, until the one in 2008, the worst recession since 1937. It several records such as highest unemployment rate, longest recovery period, etc. But yet, it has been forgotten.
Dozens of cities across the U.S. have made it against the law to be poor or to help poor people. More cities are passing similar laws all the time. Should charities be outlawed in America?
Rice and beans for a week? It doesn't sound too bad but it challenged our relationship. How a church challenge to embrace poverty was more difficult than me imagined and taught us lessons we did not expect.
India's official poverty line is very low and has lost credibility. It ismore like a number game. The current poverty estimates range from 12.4% to 41%. For Indian poor it's just a Joke.
Since the 16th Amendment was ratified, Americans have been railing against the federal government stealing their money, only to waste it. I would hate to live in their world if they had their way.
The GINI Index is a good measure of economic inequality in society. It is used with other measures to determine if the Conservative version of the American Dream worked after over 100 years of trying.
Where does the money go that you spend in the mall?
If you don't have a job, you don't have money. That's the truth for most people. A universal basic income was first proposed by Thomas Payne. It's still a good idea. So who is going to pay for it?
The United States is at a historic crossroads. The direction that it now takes will determine if it continues to be a global leader. Many feel that the decline of the U.S. is part of a natural cycle in world history. Others see it as a temporary...