Dana Petersen

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Six charts that illustrate the divide between rural and urban America

<b>Rural areas have been especially slow to recover from the Great Recession (AP)</b><p>Studies find rates of poverty have historically been higher in rural than urban areas<p>Brian Thiede • Lillie Greiman • Stephan Weiler • Steven C. Beda • Tessa Conroy<p>March 18, 2017 3:00pm (UTC)<p>This article was originally …

Urbanization

When Congressmen blame the iPhone for unaffordable healthcare we all lose [Updated]

A Republican lawmaker today just defended the planned repeal of Obama’s Affordable Care Act (ACA) by calling the nation’s poor <i>idiots</i>, just not quite in those words. Instead, Rep. Jason Chaffetz, took to CNN to defend the ACA replacement and uttered the following verbal garbage (emphasis …

Here's Proof Mental Illness Is Not Someone's Fault

Let's set the record straight, shall we?<p>You wouldn't tell someone with cancer to just "get over" their illness, so why aren't people with mental health disorders afforded the same courtesy?<p>A common plague of mental health stigma is the idea that the disorders are a fallacy that's "all in a person's …

Mental Health

The single ugliest myth the rich perpetuate about the poor

<b>(AP/Jacquelyn Martin/Manuel Balce Ceneta/Photo collage by Salon)</b><p>Wealthy white conservatives want to believe they’ve earned their fortunes, so they pathologize the lower classes<p>Paul Buchheit<p>December 7, 2015 10:00am (UTC)<p>This article originally appeared on AlterNet.<p>Many wealthy white conservative …

Income Inequality

The repugnant myth of the poor’s unhealthy eating habits

<b>(AP/Richard Drew)</b><p>We are told — over and over again — the lower class is our greatest consumer of fast food. It simply isn’t true<p>Kali Holloway<p>September 27, 2015 12:00pm (UTC)<p>This article originally appeared on AlterNet.<p>In a country where it is a national pastime to find new ways to blame poor people …

Fast Food

A neuroscience researcher reveals 4 rituals that will make you happier

Actually, don't trust me either. Trust neuroscientists. They study that gray blob in your head all day and have learned a lot about what truly will make you happy.<p>UCLA neuroscience researcher Alex Korb has some insights that can create an upward spiral of happiness in your life.<p>Here's what you and …

13 Things You Didn't Know About Extreme Poverty

The world could be free of extreme poverty in just 15 years. An expert reveals the little-known reasons to be optimistic.

Why Being a Poor Kid in America Is Particularly Awful

For a rich country, the U.S. has an unusually high child-poverty rate—and spends unusually little on children and families.<p>One measure of how much governments prioritize children and families is how much they spend on things like child allowances, daycare, and child-tax credits. Inside a longer …

Economics

Redesign our education system to rescue people from poverty

David Cameron must resist being distracted by the European stage and take brave decisions to reform education<p>Since the election, the political agenda has been dominated by global events: the migrant crisis, the European debate.<p>However, we must remind ourselves that politicians are elected on their …

Here's how we end extreme poverty

What may be the biggest gathering of world leaders in history happens this weekend at the United Nations. Even the Pope is coming. Not to mention …

Poverty, Priorities, and Clients

One of my friends is a doctor who treats patients with HIV/AIDS at an inner-city hospital in Minneapolis. Years ago he told me one of the biggest …

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New video of deadly police shooting<p>Arsenal of weapons on NM compound where remains found: Police<p>Man: He might be one of the last people to have seen …

Nikolas Cruz

Bernie Sanders’s claim that more people live in poverty ‘than almost any time’ in U.S. history

<i>“We have more people living in poverty today than almost any time in the history of this country.”</i><p><b>—Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.), interview on CNN, Sept. 23, 2015</b><p>Sanders, an independent seeking the Democratic presidential nomination, has made income inequality a major theme of his campaign. This …

Give Poor People Cash

There’s a simple way to reform welfare: Send money to those who need it, without conditions.<p>Before he was a leading contender for the Republican presidential nomination, Ben Carson appeared on <i>The View</i> to talk welfare reform—an issue that continues to be debated in GOP circles on and off the …

Income Inequality

The Growing Poverty Crisis That Everyone Is Ignoring

It is often difficult for Sameth Mell to speak about himself and his family on a warm Saturday morning in White Center, Seattle, Washington. He …

Vietnam War

The psychology of poverty helps explain why it’s so hard to escape

When considering poverty, our national conversation tends to overlook systemic causes. Instead, we often blame the poor for their poverty. Commentators echo the claim that people are poor because they have bad self-control and therefore make nearsighted choices. But psychology research says the …

Self Control

Colorblind to Justice: The Enduring Legacy of Racism in The Progressive Era

A year before he was to make his first of five runs for The White House under the banner of the Socialist Party of America in 1904, Eugene V. Debs …

Middle-class