A journey through a land of extreme poverty: welcome to America
The UNs Philip Alston is an expert on deprivation and he wants to know why 41m Americans are living in poverty. The Guardian joined him on a special two-week mission into the dark heart of the worlds richest nation Los Angeles, California, 5 December You got a choice to make, man. You could go straight […]
Facing poverty, academics turn to sex work and sleeping in cars
Adjunct professors in America face low pay and long hours without the security of full-time faculty. Some, on the brink of homelessness, take desperate measures There is nothing she would rather do than teach. But after supplementing her career with tutoring and proofreading, the university lecturer decided to go to remarkable lengths to make her […]
Mystery in Salt Lake City: where have hundreds of homeless people gone?
Following a police operation, even officers seem puzzled by the whereabouts of hundreds of people who lived around a downtown emergency shelter The streets around Salt Lake Citys downtown emergency shelter have long been home to hundreds of homeless people. In recent weeks, though, nearly all seem to have vanished following a police operation. Local […]
Journalist under fire for calling it ‘crazy’ not to be disgusted by homeless people
Prominent Mother Jones writer Kevin Drum says critics deliberately misreading his response to study on peoples reaction to seeing homelessness A high-profile Mother Jones writer has suggested that it would be crazy not to have a reflexive disgust of homeless people, stirring the anger of those who say he is perpetuating the worst kinds of […]