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We know how to end poverty, so why don't we?

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  • The video above details the the history behind basic income proposals, why policymakers moved away from the idea, and why it might be worth taking another look.
  • Related: Reframing the Minimum-Wage Debate

Dylan Matthews, Vox 

http://evergreenedigest.org/sites/default/files/Money%20Pie.jpg November 14, 2016 | In theory, ending poverty is simple: the government could just give everyone enough money such that no one's poor anymore. That may sound too clever by half, but the idea — known as a "basic income" — has a long intellectual pedigree, and the case for it is better than you might expect. A limited version of it even passed the House of Representatives in 1970.

The video above details the the history behind basic income proposals, why policymakers moved away from the idea, and why it might be worth taking another look.

To learn more, check out our basic income explainer.

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Reframing the Minimum-Wage Debate, David Howell, the American Prospect

Why “no job loss” is the wrong standard for setting the right wage floor.

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A third of the homeless people in America are over 50. I’m one of them.

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  • I never thought I’d be living in my car at age 66.
  • Related: 10 things everyone should know about what it’s really like to live on the street.

CeliaSue Hecht, Vox 

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Sep 29, 2016 | Nobody ever tells you about the sleep deprivation.

At around 4:30 am, while the rest of the world is still asleep, I wake up and get moving under cover of darkness. Quiet spots with some degree of tree cover, or the occasional hospital or church parking lot, are typically where I sleep for the night. Still, there’s always the risk that someone will spot me and I’ll wake up with police blaring a flashlight into my eyes.

CeliaSue Hech’s writing work has been featured in more than 40 local and national newspapers and magazines, on her dog travel blog, in newsletters, and in five romantic travel guides. She has traveled around the world and has written and led seminars and workshops in the US and Europe. Her travels have included about 245 cities.

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  • Since the recession, San Francisco's wealth gap has become a yawning chasm. The city's homeless tell their stories. 
  • Related: America Keeps People Poor On Purpose

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Class: Social Dynamite for Trump's Gang

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  • Part 1: Trump era confronts organized labor with gravest crisis in decades
  • The crisis for unions is a combination of direct threats from Trump's agenda and the knowledge that many rank-and-file workers are sympathetic to his populist message.
  • Part 2: Western PA Labor Leader Offended By Trump Attack On Steelworkers
  • "I don't have a Twitter account but, if I did, I'd give him my number and address," (Tony) Tepsic (president of the United Steelworkers Local 1212 in Midland, PA) said. "If he wants to boast about saving jobs, I got a plant in Midland we can talk about."

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Part 1: Trump era confronts organized labor with gravest crisis in decades

The crisis for unions is a combination of direct threats from Trump's agenda and the knowledge that many rank-and-file workers are sympathetic to his populist message.

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Dec 8, 2016 - President-elect Donald Trump's Twitter attack this week on a union official, followed by his choice of a labor secretary who has criticized new worker protections, has rattled leaders of the American labor movement, who fear unions may be facing their gravest crisis in decades.

On Thursday, Trump announced that he would nominate as his labor secretary Andrew Puzder, a fast-food executive who has opposed additional overtime pay for workers and expressed skepticism about increasing the minimum wage. That followed a pair of Twitter messages Wednesday evening in which Trump attacked an Indiana union leader who had criticized him, saying the official had done a "terrible job representing workers."

Steven Mufson covers energy and other financial matters for the Washington (DC) Post. Since joining the Post, he has covered the White House, China, economic policy and diplomacy. 

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Part 2: Western PA Labor Leader Offended By Trump Attack On Steelworkers

"I don't have a Twitter account but, if I did, I'd give him my number and address," (Tony) Tepsic (president of the United Steelworkers Local 1212 in Midland, PA) said. "If he wants to boast about saving jobs, I got a plant in Midland we can talk about."

Jared Stonesifer, Beaver County (PA) Times / LeftLinks

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Dec 9, 2016 - MIDLAND, PA -- Tony Tepsic doesn't have a Twitter account but, if he did, he would tell Donald Trump just when and where to find him.

Tepsic, president of the United Steelworkers Local 1212 in Midland, PA, took offense to the fact that the president-elect earlier this week attacked a fellow United Steelworkers local president in Indiana.

The feud started when Trump claimed he helped save 1,100 jobs from leaving Indiana. Chuck Jones, president of United Steelworkers Local 1999 based in Indianapolis, called Trump a liar and said the real number of jobs saved was around 800.

Jared Stonesifer: Energy, business and transportation reporter for the Beaver County (PA) Times.

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