John Kuchera

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The myth of how families in poverty spend their money

Reality check: rich people actually spend more on grog than poor people do.<p><b>OPINION: It's not true that if giving cash to the poor means they will</b> …

Charities claim Scotland faces 'humanitarian crisis' caused by poverty

<b>A campaign aimed at highlighting the "humanitarian crisis" caused by poverty in Scotland has been launched by a group of charities.</b><p>The Scotland's Outlook campaign claimed hundreds of thousands of people were being "battered" by welfare reforms, stagnant wages, rising utility bills, higher living …

See The Story Of Income Inequality In Photos Of People’s Household Possessions

Take a toothbrush. Ask someone living on a dollar or two a day in rural India how they brush their teeth, and they might hold up a finger. Others …

UC Berkeley

Why Education Does Not Fix Poverty

Brookings and the American Enterprise Institute claim to have hatched a bipartisan consensus plan for reducing poverty. As exciting as that sounds, …

Michigan's poverty rate soars as income drops even in economic rebound, census shows

Median income in three out of every four Michigan cities and villages declined in the past five years, according to new data from the U.S. Census …

Demographics

Happy or Not, U.S. Employees Are Restless. Use These 3 Tactics to Keep Them.

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>An estimated 192 million employees worldwide will leave their jobs in 2018. That’s 49 million more employees than those who left their current employers in 2012. In the U.S., this kind of job migration occurs not because employees hate …

Employee Engagement

Life on a low income is one of struggle, not luxury

As our research shows, the myths about the poor are just that, says John Hood.<p>For the most part we’re told a pretty simple story on poverty. Those …

Finland Plans to Give All Its Citizens $875 a Month, Should Other Countries Follow Suit?

We spoke to the economics expert advising the Finnish government on their plans to give every citizen a basic income.<p>Finland is looking to scrap individual welfare benefits and replace them with a universal basic income available to all Finns, regardless of how much they earn.<p>Although the details …

This City is Giving Jobs to Homeless People

A new initiative in Albuquerque, New Mexico, is reimagining the way a city can help its homeless population by giving up to ten panhandlers each day …

Burnout increasing among U.S. doctors

By Lena H. Sun<p>, Reporter<p>Burnout among U.S. doctors is getting worse, according to a study that shows physicians are worse off today than just three years earlier.<p>Mayo Clinic researchers, working with the American Medical Association, compared data from 2014 to measures they collected in 2011 and …

China wants robots to replace millions of low-paid workers

China is laying the groundwork for a robot revolution by planning to automate the work currently done by millions of low-paid workers.<p>The …

It’s either an answer to driving range owners’ prayers or a nightmare for the employees’ jobs it could replace.<p>TrueBots, a company that specializes …

Washing Machines

22 safest jobs during the robot revolution | ZDNet

Veterinarians<p>A 2013 Oxford University study estimates that 47 percent of current U.S. jobs could be taken over by computers in as little as two …