Tag Archives: economy

Is “Working Poor” an Oxymoron?

It just doesn’t make sense to be “working poor.” To put it simply: if you are working 30 hours per week, you should earn enough to be able to support your family.

No Child Left On Our Streets

How does our country allow more than one million school children to be homeless? And how many more children are homeless, and do not attend school at all?

A Thread of Decency

It is amazing what the loss of a job can do to you.

Will A Less Costly Turkey Dinner Resolve Food Stamp Cuts?

Good news. When you sit down at the Thanksgiving dinner table next week, with a spread of oven-baked turkey, fluffy white mashed potatoes, and steaming gravy, your wallet will be a little less empty.

Shout Out!

Sometimes, I wish I had a venue to scream a shout-out at the top of my lungs so that everyone could hear about the amazing people who are working to end homelessness for themselves and others.

A Diet for a Hungry America

I think this country needs a new book that reflects a new way of feeding hungry Americans. Instead of Eat This, Not That! we need Do This, Not That!

Come Out of the Shadows

Soon these shadowy, unknown people transform into myths and urban legends to terrify us. We associate them with violence, theft, and sexual deviation. We run from the shadows, like children afraid of the dark… refusing to look into the darkness and see what is really there.

Is Sequestration Moving Us Away From Empathy

People are starting to feel that the end of the recession is near, if not over. So, will empathy for people living on our streets be sustained?

Are Rich Charities Getting Richer, While Poor Charities Become Poorer?

I am no longer surprised when I receive an email from a nonprofit group announcing their dissolution of operations. More and more charity groups are going out of business. Typically, these organizations are small, with little capacity to weather this current economic storm.

The Conspiracy of Homelessness

Is Osama Bin Laden really dead? How about Elvis Presley? The conspiracy theories go on and on, as if movie director Oliver Stone is looking for more story plots.

How about this one? There is a conspiracy in this country to intentionally keep 643,000 Americans homeless (the total number of people experiencing homelessness).