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Defeating poverty one cent at a time

The Numbers Ever since the United Nations set a goal to end extreme global poverty by 2030, the world has been improving bit by bit. More...

Canada needs universal income now!

Having a paycheck that is guaranteed no matter what sounds nice, right? It may be time to move to Finland. Finland has started a “radical More...

The four worlds of income inequality

Frank Jacobs from Big Think looks at how data from the World Bank was used to subdivide the world into four incomes. Read full story

How high unemployment has eclipsed the plight of South Africa’s working poor

In the wake of the financial crisis and the ensuing period of austerity, there has been a renewed interest in the working poor in developed More...

Toronto’s working poor are moving to the suburbs

TORONTO, April 20, 2015 /CNW/ – A new report from the Metcalf Foundation examines the continued upward creep of working poverty in Canada’s wealthiest city. More...

The numbers add up to this: Less and less opportunity for poor kids

A new study and book, Our Kids: The American Dream in Crisis by political scientist Robert Putnam, argue that upward mobility in the United States is getting harder More...

This country is cancelling poor peoples debts

60, 000 low income Croatians are about to have their debts completely disappear.  The country’s government, banks, electricity companies and other firms have cooperated in More...

Lifting young girls from poverty with -What Else?- an accelerator

The Nike Foundation and Unreasonable group have combined together to help young girls in developing countries escape poverty.  With girls statistically better at money management More...

Why rising inequality is great news: Burman

For those of us who worry that the growing global gap between rich and poor is a critical threat to the planet, this has been More...

Poverty in Canada: 1 in 7 lived in low-income families in 2012, StatsCan says

According to Statistics Canada, 1 in 7 lived in low-income households in 2012, resulting in 16.3 per cent of children under 17 being in low-income More...

The geography of happiness: where Americans are happiest and why

Does geographic location have to do with how happy one is? Apparently it does. Professor Stephan Goetz of Penn State University and a team developed More...

Mexico City’s homeless population gets Entrepreneurial

In a city full of chaotic noise, often it is the homeless who go unnoticed, feeling invisible and helpless in an increasingly busy world.  Local More...