In a followup to his latest infocomic exploring “What it means to be poor in America,” graphic journalist Andy Warner illustrates the idea behind “the poverty line” on KQED and the origins of the important measurement used for determining citizens’ eligibility for financial aide. According to the Poverty Threshold, 46.5 million American’s were living in… Continue reading Poverty Line Problems: The History of an Outdated Measurement
Did you know that since the Great Recession began that 95% of the income growth has went to the top 1%? The rich just keep on getting richer. Yet the recession itself was caused by an economic meltdown orchestrated by a few of the 1% that controls Wall Street. In 2011, roughly 15% or 46.5… Continue reading What Does It Mean to Be Poor in America?