The recent U.S. recession supposedly ended in 2009, but you wouldn’t know that five years later if you’re at the bottom of the economy – which is where a growing number of Americans are stuck.
President Obama made some pretty bold statements in his speech last night. He proposed a number of policies that if passed would go far to help alleviate poverty and economic inequality in this nation. But did he go far enough?
Sasha Abramsky shares two stories from his tour of America’s poverty-stricken communities – one from Nevada and one from right near here in Pennsylvania – as evidence of our new Gilded Age.