Tuesday, March 31, 2020

Essay: Poverty May Move to the Center of the Presidential Race

by Sasha Abramsky, a freelance journalist and book author. 

The U.S. may finally be ready to address the crisis of poverty head-on. After decades of bipartisan neglect and as a global pandemic promises a historic economic bust, the issue may be forced to the forefront of the presidential campaign. People around the world are quarantined, businesses have been shuttered and there’s a strong likelihood that millions will lose their jobs and savings as the stock market crumbles. Poverty and access to health care will almost certainly be all-important issues in this November’s election.
This is an exceptional essay, which raises the issue, finally, to the forefront of presidential politics.  Read the essay here.