Monthly Archives:: November 2015

Mismeasuring Poverty

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A federal tally of assistance to the poor missed 40% of food-stamp recipients in New York state. PHOTO: GETTY IMAGES/IKON IMAGES By Robert Doar Here’s good news for policy makers—on the right and left—concerned about poverty in the United States. A new study by economists Bruce Meyer of the University of Chicago and Nikolas Mittag […]

‘Poverty pay’ leads Walmart employees to skip lunch – or steal it from coworkers

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Workers group Our Walmart announces 15-day fast to protest company’s wages, demanding $15 an hour and full-time schedules ahead of busy holiday season How low can you go? Walmart’s workers don’t want to find out. Photograph: Lucas Jackson/Reuters Walmart employees are so poor that they are skipping lunch, sharing it or, in some cases, stealing […]