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Safety Nets

In the Poorest Countries, an Acute Climate Risk

Sri Mulyani Indrawati | Posted 06.06.2016 | World
Sri Mulyani Indrawati

Without rapid action, the outlook is bleak. The World Bank estimates that the impacts of climate change -- such as more frequent natural disasters, droughts, floods, and food price spikes -- could push an additional 100 million people into poverty by 2030.

United We Stand Divided We Fall: Why Safety Nets Are Part of an Evolved Society

Christine Horner | Posted 06.24.2016 | Books
Christine Horner

United we stand, divided we fall applies to more than just nationalism; it's the very fabric of all of life. Each one of us contributes to the unique tapestry that is this planet, our planet a thread in the tapestry of the Universe.

Safety Nets and the 'Deserving Poor'

Toni Johnson | Posted 05.04.2015 | Impact
Toni Johnson

We use the term "safety net" but that doesn't begin to get at how vital they were for me from age 9 to about 13 in my unsafe world. Without them, I might have ended up in foster care, on the streets or something worse in our crack-ridden neighborhood.

No, Charity Can't Replace Government Aid

www.democracyjournal.org | Posted 03.27.2014 | Impact

Ideology is as much about understanding the past as shaping the future. And conservatives tell themselves a story, a fairy tale really, about the past...

Global Crises, Social Safety Nets and the Poor

Vinod Thomas | Posted 09.13.2011 | World
Vinod Thomas

It pays to build safety net systems in relatively stable times so that the worst poverty impacts from unanticipated events can be cushioned.

From Nightmares to Dreams Come True

Michael DeJong | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Michael DeJong

Long gone is the unique American social phenomenon that each new generation will "do better" than the last. Things are starting to feel more like "The Grapes of Wrath" than "The Great Gatsby."