Feeling safe is easy to take for granted when living in a developed nation, but for much of the developing world- especially for the poor- living in fear is the norm. In his newest book, The Locust Effect, Gary A. Haugen shines a light on the violence that saturates the lives of the impoverished. Aside… Continue reading Poverty and Hidden Everyday Violence in the Developing World
Poverty Line Problems: The History of an Outdated Measurement
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Poverty Threshold, 46.5 million American’s were living in… Continue reading Poverty Line Problems: The History of an Outdated Measurement
What Does It Mean to Be Poor in America?
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?
They Don’t Even Use Email: Who Are the Internet Abstinent?
15% of Americans adults don’t use the internet at all, according to a Pew Research survey. Seriously: they don’t have email. Who are these internet abstinent, and why aren’t they online?
Energize the Fight Against Extreme Poverty #Changethegame
Did you know that in sub-Saharan Africa seven out of 10 people don’t have access to electricity? This hampers efforts like Project Loon, which looks to bring balloon-powered internet access to remote areas. Bringing internet to sub-Saharan Africa, though, will not help if lack of electricity keeps people from being able to so much as… Continue reading Energize the Fight Against Extreme Poverty #Changethegame