60 Minutes 2011 reports on family homelessness are must-sees

They titled the report, “The Hard Times Generation” and it was a revealing look at families fighting homelessness. 60 Minutes: 14 minute video: “Hard Times Generation: Families living in cars”: 60 Minutes: 2 minute video: “Something with a roof: Scott Pelley asks homeless students to describe their ideal homes, they have only a few modest […]

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I didn’t know who to go to for help – hunger in Philadelphia

The Philadelphia Inquirer profiles the lives of families going hungry in Pennsylvania’s First Congressional District, home of a few of my old neighborhoods, Kensington, Fishtown, Frankford in Philadelphia: “A Portrait of Hunger”. There is no excuse for letting anyone go hungry in the richest country in the world. None. The article points to three main […]

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“When we’re poor… our economic worldview is shaped by deprivation”

Boston.com: The sting of poverty: The more of a painful or undesirable thing one has (i.e. the poorer one is) the less likely one is to do anything about any one problem. Poverty is less a matter of having few goods than having lots of problems. NYTimes: Paul Krugman: Poverty is Poison:To be poor in […]

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