Articles by Salvatore Babones

The Real Social Security Crisis

The Real Social Security Crisis

February 13, 2012 | It may be difficult to face facts in an election year, but the fact is that Social Security retirement benefits are just too low.

Immobility Nation

Immobility Nation

January 30, 2012 | For most people facing poverty today in the United States, the concept of America as the land of opportunity is just a fable.

America’s Skimpy Minimum Wage

America’s Skimpy Minimum Wage

January 4, 2012 | Had the federal minimum wage risen at the same pace as the earnings of the highest-paid Americans, it would now be $26.96 an hour.

Too Many American Children Live in Poverty

America’s Real Poverty Rate

November 14, 2011 | If the United States were to update the way we measure poverty, we'd find that about 28 percent of American families of four are now living in poverty.