Who’s More Likely to Be Audited by the IRS: A Person Making $20,000 — or $400,000?

Gutting the IRS Who Wins When a Crucial Agency Is Defunded? If you claim the earned income tax credit, whose average recipient makes less than $20,000 a year, you’re more likely to face IRS scrutiny than someone making twenty times as much. How a benefit for the working poor was turned against them. by Paul … Continue reading Who’s More Likely to Be Audited by the IRS: A Person Making $20,000 — or $400,000?

The Rise of Trump is White America Dying

Half of the post-millennial generation is non-white Donald Trump Is Winning Because White America Is Dying Trump’s rise is partly due to deeply rooted — and potentially fatal — feelings of fear and anger. What’s killing white, middle-aged, poorly educated American men? Data suggest it’s a sense of hopelessness fueling Donald Trump’s popularity. Noam Chomsky, the … Continue reading The Rise of Trump is White America Dying

The Surprising Factor Driving Murder Rates: Income Inequality

Inequality predicts homicide rates ‘better than any other variable’, says an expert – and it is linked to a highly developed concern for one’s own status The surprising factors driving murder rates: income inequality and respect by Maia Szalavitz Guardian A 17-year-old boy shoots a 15-year-old stranger to death, apparently believing that the victim had given him a … Continue reading The Surprising Factor Driving Murder Rates: Income Inequality

What will be left once Dollar General is through with America?

  We're driving to the beach on family vacation. Driving at night. This way, the kids are asleep and there's not much traffic to joust with. In one of these towns, looking for gas, haven't seen a gas station in awhile. Our Honda's search lights shine upon this... scene. No need for headlights because it's … Continue reading What will be left once Dollar General is through with America?

What Does Poverty Feel Like to a Child?

Missing in Action The Poor in America ~ Beverly Gologorsky Imagine this: every year during the Great Recession of 2007-2009 there were nearly four million home foreclosures. In that period, with job losses mounting, nearly 15% of American households were categorized as “food insecure.” To many of those who weren’t foreclosed upon, who didn’t lose their … Continue reading What Does Poverty Feel Like to a Child?