September 18, 2013 | Australian fast-food workers make at least twice the U.S. minimum wage and get many more benefits.
Articles by Salvatore Babones
September 12, 2012 | As state anti-poverty programs around the country confront severe budget cuts, today's report indicates income inequality has reached an all-time high.
September 10, 2012 | If America could eliminate most serious poverty in the United States in the 1960s, surely we could do the same today.
August 27, 2012 | A slow descent wouldn't be disastrous.
July 16, 2012 | If the deficit disappears, our economic nightmare might finally come to an end.
May 28, 2012 | Families with two breadwinners can end up paying more than twice as much in Social Security taxes as families with just one income.
March 26, 2012 | It's simply not time to hit the panic button.
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.
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.
January 27, 2012 | Americans are in for a long, hard slog.
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.
December 24, 2011 | Retail sales are up in the top 1 percent's plutonomy, but down in the realonomy where the other 99 percent live.
December 19, 2011 | The supercommittee shouldn't have considered this unreasonable, unprincipled, and unfair cost-cutting plan.
December 5, 2011 | The other 99 percent fare much worse in the United States than in any other developed country.
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.