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Comedian puts the funny in frugality

Oct 5, 2012
Comedian Juston McKinney grew up poor. Many of his jokes have to do with being a poor kid and how living middle class now hasn't solved all of his problems.
Posted In: poverty, comedy, tough choices, Budgeting

Pretending to be poor can change your perspective

Oct 4, 2012
Poverty simulation exercises confront participants with empty wallets, tough choices, and a better understanding of low-income people.
Posted In: poverty, poverty simulation, welfare

'Sesame Street' and the 99%

Oct 4, 2012
The puppet cast of the children's TV show "Sesame Street" represents a cross section of Americans -- from the orphan child Big Bird to the independently wealthy Bert and Ernie to the homeless Oscar the Grouch.
Posted In: Sesame Street

What a $3,000 car looks, feels and drives like

Oct 2, 2012
The new Datsun will be sold in emerging countries like India, where it will be the first car for many buyers. It will not be as safe or as environmentally clean as cars in the U.S.
Posted In: Nissan, cars

Young, poor and creative in San Diego

Sep 29, 2012
Kids growing up in the City Heights neighborhood of San Diego weigh in on their community through photos and videos
Posted In: San Diego, City Heights, poverty, child poverty

Law against panhandling ruled too harsh

Sep 28, 2012
An Arcata, California ordinance did not allow non-aggressive requests for money, including signs, in many parts of town. But that all changed when a judge ruled the mandate unconstitutional.
Posted In: panhandling, free speech, california, homeless, poverty

The haves and the have-nots? Not in Country Knolls

Sep 24, 2012
The through line in this election campaign and in the economy for the past year or so has been a debate about income inequality. According to the Census Bureau, the community of Country Knolls, in upstate New York, is the most income equal in the country.
Posted In: New York, income inequality, equality

Middle class at a crossroads, not for the first time

Sep 21, 2012
What we can learn from American history about the presidential candidates' plans for the middle class.
Posted In: middle class, Election 2012, Obama, romney

The relationship between neighborhoods and well-being

Sep 21, 2012
In the '90s, a federal program called "Moving to Opportunity" gave housing vouchers to very poor families in five of America's biggest cities. The idea was to move out of their present neighborhood, and presumably to somewhere better.

Census data shows wealth and poverty of California cities

Sep 20, 2012
Fresno, California is one of the nation's poorest regions. Just three hours away, San Jose is one of the richest.
Posted In: california, poverty, San Jose, Fresno

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