The Weekly Wonk: We're All in the Poverty Fight

“The poor” aren’t other people – they’re us. According to recent scholarship, by the time we’re 75 years old, 59 percent of us will fall below the poverty line at some point in our lives. Factoring in related experiences like near-poverty, unemployment, or use of public assistance, that number climbs to a staggering 80 percent. In this episode, Ford Academic Fellow and SUNY-Albany professor Virginia Eubanks talks with New America Managing Editor Fuzz Hogan about the biggest thing we can do to address inequality in this country: recognizing that poverty is a majority issue and something that impacts us all.

Contributors:

Virginia Eubanks is a Class of 2016 & 2017 New America Fellow, who pursued a three-year research study into digital privacy, economic inequality and data-based discrimination.

Fuzz Hogan oversees the Editorial, Events and Communications Department. He is a former Executive Producer at CNN.