Article of the day: busting America’s poverty myths

The image shows a rundown house, with the text "Busted: America's poverty myths" superimposed over it

While the US has (nearly) eradicated extreme poverty, many people still live without enough income to consistently meet their basic needs.  Over the next several days, we’ll feature a series of articles about poverty in the US, and the organizations working to develop innovative anti-poverty policies.  A good place to start is with WNYC’s series of shows exploring myths about American poverty.  They dispel some common assumptions about poverty, including the ideas that poor people are lazy and that the “deserving” poor can easily access social safety nets.

Author: progressiveactiondaily

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