A new medical school in Texas takes aim at the societal underpinnings of poverty and social difficulty. And get this, it does so with support from the Federal Reserve Bank of Dallas.
In Texas, cross-sector partnerships to fight suburban poverty
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An alarming feature from Bloomberg describes the impact of climate change on public housing in America. Storms and rising sea levels have already put pressure on vulnerable tenants. Questions are arising faster than answers, let alone resources, regarding this matter.
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How on Earth could anyone think a whack-job Manhattan zillionaire hijacking the Republican Party and then the Presidency represents the beginnings of anything good for America? For America’s poor? Nope. Nope. Nope.
Things are about to get much worse for poor Americans
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Nice! More buses to get LA’s workers to work and jobs building the buses themselves, which are also up-to-date low emissions models.
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Ballot initiatives in America came in along with the gruesome news that an orange Manhattan billionaire, who lives in a gold-plated penthouse, is the president elect. Such initiatives have all sorts of of local/regional importance and could make things better for working people and consumers. We’re talking transit projects and minimum wage increases in particular, two things that directly affect the lives of the poor.
Four trends from state and local elections
Glimmers of hope: ballot initiatives
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Rising suburban poverty is a bipartisan problem. The numbers really underscore how cross-cutting an issue poverty is—it’s not just a red or a blue issue or an inner-city or suburban issue
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If numbers from a series of new reports on poverty are anything to go by the Great Recession is still roiling away around Philadelphia.
Over 22K children in Philly’s suburbs are experiencing deep poverty. Two reports of a series of five from Public Citizens For Children and Youth show more children in Delaware, Montgomery, Chester and Bucks counties are experiencing economic hardship now than they were during the Great Recession
See also: (212) Philadelphia, PA
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Numbers from Seattle, WA indicate city economy did not suffer a spike in unemployment because of an increase to the minimum wage there.
Doomsayers keep getting it wrong on higher minimum wages
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