poverty

23 Oct 2019

It Costs More to Be Poor, and Businesses Are Totally Cool with That

There’s a huge spectrum of poverty and wealth, ranging from the destitute to that mystical 1 percent. In an economy touted as performing so well, it’s amazing that the number of “working poor” continues to rise so dramatically. It wouldn’t be an exaggeration to claim that here in the Bay

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14 Aug 2019

Liberty for ‘All’ is Not Up for Debate

The Great Experiment. The land of promise. The home of the free. This country can be a cruel beast but even in our darkest days, we’ve held tight to glimmers of hope. From the Mayflower to the southern border, people of all stripes have come to this country in search

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18 Feb 2020

The Delicious Card: Rad Deals at 30+ SF Restaurants

I am extremely excited to announce the release of The Delicious Card! Delicious cardholders get awesome deals at over 30 of your favorite SF eateries! Membership is a great way to explore new places, support local businesses, and support local journalism.

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11 Jan 2019

Who is Gentrification Actually Helping?

What comes to mind when you hear the word gentrification? Your mind may immediately depart from a place of safety and security, only to find itself at a destination surrounded by ill-fated words such as displacement, eviction, and homelessness. With this air of negativity surrounding your mind as it floats

Enrique Grijalva - Mr. Minimum Wage 0
18 Jul 2018

Anonymous Millionaire Gives Entire Fortune to SF Nonprofit

An extreme act of charity has hopes of remaking the San Francisco social services landscape. One businessperson has just donated their entire fortune — and all their possessions — to a philanthropic nonprofit dedicated to helping San Francisco’s neediest and homeless residents. The individual has to remain anonymous until various transactions

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23 May 2017

Why It Is So Hard to Climb Out of Poverty

If you are broke, you already know that there are about a hundred reasons why climbing out of poverty is a challenge. Jobs are hard to come by these days, and those you are offered may pay less than a living wage as income inequality continues to rise. To top

Monsieur Sponsor 0
14 Mar 2017

Working Class Trump Supporters are Being Thrown Under the Bus

Message to working class Trump Supporters: Republicans do not care about you. Trump and his fellow Republicans use lies, anti-abortion, gun control, religion, racism, xenophobia, hate, misogyny, homophobia, “Making America Great Again” as just a way of getting your votes. To them all that matters is winning with no regard

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06 Oct 2010

How to Feel Rich

David Sedaris once said “To be broke in New York was to feel a constant, needling sense of failure, as you were regularly confronted by people who had not only more but much, much more.”  This is very true.  Due to the nature of the city you can pass by

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29 Apr 2009

I Can’t Wait!: Cheap Footwear NYC

It’s hot out, y’all, and beautiful.  On the streets of NYC folks are shedding layers like snakes on a rock, caterpillars emerging from their cocoons into  butterflies, or beefy, red-faced roadies peeling off their flannel outer layers to reveal the sweaty, fetid Queensryche shirt beneath.  It’s time to show those

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