Essays

The views and opinions expressed in these articles are those of the authors and do not reflect the positions of Oxfam America.

America’s Invisible Poor

Dan Glickman


Paul Ryan’s Budget Undermines the Best of America

Sister Simone Campbell


Inequality: Shifting the Spotlight From Wall Street to Your Street

Sarah Burd-Sharps and Kristen Lewis


Minimum Wage Workers Should Get a Raise

Heidi Shierholz


How We Can Help Families in Poverty

Olivia Golden


Building a caring economy

Ai-jen Poo


Poverty at Home

Ray Offenheiser


GOP budget fails moral standard

Jim Wallis


We face clear moral choices in priorities of our federal budget

Rev. Peg Chemberlin


We have a wealth gap, and military is poorer for it

Roger R. Blunt and Paul D. Monroe Jr.


Inequality is hindering economic growth

Jacob Hacker and Nathaniel Loewentheil


Budget priorities must shift from military to human needs

Maj. Gen. George, A. Buskirk (Ret.) and Rev. Stanley Wachtstetter


Immigration reform must keep families together, out of poverty

Maria Rodriguez


Caregiving should be middle class work

Deborah Weinstein


A system designed for and by the people

Kirsten Lodal


Waiting tables, serving diners and receiving rock-bottom wages

Saru Jayaraman


Reframing the debate about "living within our means"

Robert Reich


Want to help Colorado’s poor? Stop fossil fuel subsidies

Rev. Dr. James Ryan and Bradley Wood


America's yawning racial wealth gap

Benjamin Jealous

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Melissa Boteach


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Angela Glover Blackwell


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Uri Dadush


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Bill Shore


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Tamara Draut


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Jodie Levin-Epstein


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Tim Smeeding