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Poor Neighborhoods Are Only Getting Poorer

Marie Patino CityLab
There are more communities living in poverty across U.S. metropolitan areas than there were four decades ago — and the neighborhoods that were already poor have even less now.

The Other Epidemic

Jack Herrera The Nation
Public health insights are reshaping our understanding of how violence spreads.

Why I am a Socialist

Rob Delaney Medium
Nobody “earned” a billion dollars. Nobody earned even a million dollars. And nobody deserves to have their life destroyed due to the financial implications of a child’s illness, or any illness.

Higher Minimum Wage, Fewer Suicides

Dylan Matthews Vox
Four recent studies suggest that higher minimum wage laws might save lives. The newest paper estimated that a $1 increase in the minimum wage led to a 3.4 to 5.9 percent decline in suicides among adults with a high school education or less.

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A Howl of Protest about Plight of the Poor

Emma Brockes The Guardian
Poverty means bad jobs, bad credit and bad housing – but even worse is the assumption you aren't trying hard enough, as Tirado's angry, coruscating memoir proves.
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