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The New Poor

Life After My Family Lost Everything

Corbyn Hightower | Posted 10.29.2012 | Parents
Corbyn Hightower

All around us, nest eggs broke open and a whole new culture emerged: we came out of it a bunch of chicken-farming, bike-riding, car-sharing, bartering, freelance DIY-types who are communally raising our under-scheduled kids.

There Are No Stereotypes When It Comes to Homelessness

Joey Poach | Posted 01.31.2012 | Impact
Joey Poach

This summer on my No Nonsense Socks for America tour, a 3,500-mile sock-donating odyssey, I witnessed firsthand the faces of "the new poor," who, heartbreakingly, were often young.

No Pizza, No Peace: The New Poor and the Coming Blowback

Mark Olmsted | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Mark Olmsted

Everyone has been so focused on the froth of the Tea Party that no one seems to be considering the long term political impact of this giant pool of recently disenfranchised Americans.

The New Poor: How Employers Are Eliminating Some Jobs Forever

nytimes.com | CATHERINE RAMPELL | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

For the last two years, the weak economy has provided an opportunity for employers to do what they would have done anyway: dismiss millions of people ...

Debt Settlement Firms Peddle Relief But Actually Put Debtors In Deeper Hole

New York Times | PETER S. GOODMAN | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

For the companies that promise relief to Americans confronting swelling credit card balances, these are days of lucrative opportunity. So lucrative, ...

The New Poor: Millions Of Unemployed Face Years Without Jobs

New York Times | PETER S. GOODMAN | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

Even as the American economy shows tentative signs of a rebound, the human toll of the recession continues to mount, with millions of Americans remain...