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People Who Work For Tips Are Twice As Likely To Live In Poverty

By Bryce Covert People who work for tips are far more likely to live in poverty, according to a new report from the Economic Policy Institute EPI. The poverty rate for workers who don’t make tips is 6.5 percent, but … Continue reading

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Why did the ‘poor Mercedes lady’ evoke such a passionate response?

By Soraya Nadia McDonald By now, you’ve seen it, or heard about it, or at least scrolled past the link on Facebook. The first-person account in The Washington Post of Darlena Cunha, the mom who drove her husband’s 2003 Mercedes Kompressor … Continue reading

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This is what happened when I drove my Mercedes to pick up food stamps

By Darlena Cunha Sara Bareilles played softly through the surround-sound speakers of my husband’s 2003 Mercedes Kompressor as I sat idling at a light. I’d never been to this church before, but I could see it from where I was, across from … Continue reading

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