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Head Smacker: U.S. Corporate Profits at All-Time Highs; Taxes at All-Time Lows. But Key Leaders Say We Need to Cut Corporate Taxes
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October 9, 2014

An interesting confluence of findings in the last couple of days. First, the International Monetary Fund (IMF) projected economic growth in the U.S. would exceed other major developed nations next year, predicting, as reported in the New York Times, we would “advance ahead of many large economies, not just in...

Fact of the Week: Those with Less Give More
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October 8, 2014

While millions of Americans struggled through the Great Recession and in the years that followed, the need seen by charities was higher than ever. Many charities experienced a decline in donations during these years. However, those who struggled the most found a way to dig even deeper into their pockets...

You Won’t Believe How Little $8.25 an Hour Buys
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October 7, 2014

This post was originally published on Oxfam America’s First Person blog on Sept. 29. For my hard-working family and friends who earn just above the U.S. minimum wage, a paycheck doesn’t go very far. My daughter struck it lucky when she landed a job for $8.25 an hour at the local...

Head Smacker: Poverty is Rampant in Cities. Where is the Urgent Response?
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October 3, 2014

One in seven Americans is poor.  But what if poverty were far more prevalent – say, if one in four were poor.  What if the concentration of poverty among children were still higher:  at least one in three.  At those very high levels, we would expect many things to go wrong. ...

What’s the State of Poverty in Your State? – Part 2
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October 3, 2014

Last week, we highlighted some of the fabulous work our state partners did surrounding the reports on poverty in their states that they released in conjunction with CHN . The work continued this week, with even more organizations releasing reports based on the new Census Bureau data, and spreading the word...

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