Stories tagged: "poverty"

The New York Times reports that the Trump administration gave wealthy investors a private warning about the toll the COVID pandemic would take. Regular Americans were told that the pandemic would just go away.
Team Trump Gave His Rich Friends—Not You—A Heads Up On How Bad COVID Would Be

Wealthy investors were privately warned about the potential economic devastation of the COVID pandemic. Ordinary Americans were not, and at least 8 million have fallen into poverty.

Los Angeles is among the cities where a guaranteed minimum income pilot program may be launched soon (Shutterstock).
Could a Minimum Income Help Diminish Poverty? 25 US Mayors Want to Find Out.

In cities large and small, and in nearly every region, mayors want to pilot programs that supply supplemental funds to low-income individuals and families in an effort to offset the toll of systemic racism and poverty.