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Seven charts that show the world is actually becoming a better...

Julius Probst, Lund University Swedish academic Hans Rosling has identified a worrying trend: not only do many people across advanced economies have no idea that...

Bolsonaro’s anger won over working-class Brazilians, but his presidency may betray...

Benjamin H. Bradlow, Brown University Brazil’s next president Jair Bolsonaro, who takes power on Jan. 1, is often called the “Trump of the Tropics” for...

The Village Voice’s photographers captured change, turmoil unfolding on New York...

Tamar Carroll, Rochester Institute of Technology and Joshua Meltzer, Rochester Institute of Technology When The Village Voice, the nation’s first alternative weekly, closed in late...

New data paint an unpleasant picture of poverty in the US

Steven Pressman, Colorado State University On Sept. 12, the U.S. Census Bureau released national poverty data for 2017. The headline was that 39.7 million people were...

Why the war on poverty in the US isn’t over, in...

Robert L. Fischer, Case Western Reserve University On July 12, President Trump’s Council of Economic Advisers concluded that America’s long-running war on poverty “is largely...

The GOP’s poor arguments for doubling down on SNAP’s work requirements

Patricia Smith, University of Michigan Republicans aim to tighten the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program’s work requirements as part of the farm bill Congress is debating. These...

Tax law’s ‘opportunity zones’ won’t create opportunities for the people who...

Timothy Weaver, University at Albany, State University of New York The latest federal effort to revitalize impoverished parts of the country using tax incentives is...

MLK’s vision matters today for the 43 million Americans living in...

Joshua F.J. Inwood, Pennsylvania State University On April 4, 1968, Martin Luther King Jr. was assassinated in Memphis, while fighting for a 10-cent wage increase...

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Bob De Schutter, Miami University It is one thing to learn about history in a classroom. But as any visitor to a living museum or...