Those who ignore the social-economic reality of America engage in self-deception, self-justification or reconciliation with the status quo.
But America's conservative establishment, particularly in rural and poor states, has done a superb job of convincing the people who most need government's help that asking for it is shameful — it's socialism and it's evil — and that they should effectively vote against their own economic self-interest.
How can Americans, living in one of the richest societies in human history, appear to have no money?
Costa Ricans live longer than Americans. A new study shows how much the income distribution in the U.S. endangers the health of its poorest citizens.
Income differentials have a greater influence on the health of the population in the U.S. than in Costa Rica. That is what is reported by William Dow of the University [Read more]
"Black New Orleans remains with disparities compared to white New Orleanians when it comes to education, income, education and housing."
How many films have you seen about the 45 million Americans in poverty? How many journalistic reports? How many people bring up this topic in TV debates? The answer is always the same: None.
The stream of thousands of unaccompanied children illegally crossing the border into the United States from Central America last summer caused much unrest. Under pressure from America, Mexico hastily reacted by launching the “Plan Frontera Sur” [Southern Border Plan], meant to intercept migrants at the border with [Read more]
After the National Guard is withdrawn from Baltimore, the city is expected to return to normal. But doubts still linger: This was more than just a case of police brutality.