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A few recent pieces worth a look

Wages in the highly profitable fast food industry are so low that more than half of families of front-line fast food workers are enrolled in and depend on public assistance programs to make ends meet. In other words, that seemingly inexpensive burger and fries not only comes with a secret sauce, but a secret cost.

A few recent pieces worth a look

A few recent pieces worth a look

A few recent pieces worth a look

A few recent pieces worth a look

A few of the recent pieces I’ve liked: Jamie Holmes in The New Republic: Why Can’t More Poor People Escape Poverty? Maryn McKenna at Superbug: 30 Years of AIDS, and How it Began (also Part II and Part III) Jesse Green in New York: “A Textbook of Trauma” (“The crash of the Chinatown charter was…

A few of the recent pieces I’ve liked: Travis Saunders at the Scientific American Guest Blog: Can sitting too much kill you? Tanya Snyder in Streetsblog Capitol Hill: Actually, Highway Builders, Roads Don’t Pay for Themselves Tina Rosenberg for the New York Times’ Opinionator: To Beat Back Poverty, Pay the Poor Ilan Greenberg in Guernica:…

If you’re working on a major global problem like poverty, it’s important to have goals to work towards. Back in 2000, world leaders came together and adopted the United Nations Millennium Declaration, which commits to reducing extreme poverty and sets out a series of goals to be reached by 2015. Each of the eight Millennium…