Poverty

An idiot’s guide to Universal Basic Income
Activism

An idiot’s guide to Universal Basic Income

Free money for everyone? — From ending poverty to unleashing creativity, there’s more to Universal Basic Income than meets the eye. We give you the lowdown.

Written by: Alex King

How did the world’s poorest country double life expectancy in just 20 years?
Reportage

How did the world’s poorest country double life expectancy in just 20 years?

Rwanda’s health miracle — After near total destruction during the 1994 genocide, Rwanda’s health system overcame an AIDS epidemic to become a shining example of success for developing countries across the globe.

Written by: Alex King

How government-backed, billion-dollar lotteries exploit those most in need
Activism

How government-backed, billion-dollar lotteries exploit those most in need

Big money, bigger crisis — Some call it the "stupidity tax", others a waste of time. For many poor, addicted Americans, the lottery is a matter of necessity, even while it's costing them billions of dollars each year.

Written by: Adam White

Thomas Piketty on the secret behind the rise of ISIS: Inequality
Opinion

Thomas Piketty on the secret behind the rise of ISIS: Inequality

Radical economist turns the terror debate on its head — It’s not ideology, Islam or radicalism that fuels ISIS; it’s poverty, control of oil wealth by corrupt rulers and a lack of positive opportunities, argues Thomas Piketty.

Written by: Alex King

Follow these photographers on Instagram for another perspective on rural America
Magazine

Follow these photographers on Instagram for another perspective on rural America

Beyond Appalachia — Photographer Roger May's crowdsourced Looking at Appalachia project reveals another perspective on a misunderstood region of the US. Here he selects his five favourite Instagrammers.

Written by: Alex King

Street photographer Boogie explores the favelas of Rio
Culture

Street photographer Boogie explores the favelas of Rio

Life on the hills — Boogie reveals the hidden world of poverty and violence that exists in the shadows of cities around the world, from New York to Kingston, Jamaica. But what did he find on the streets of Rio?

Written by: Alex King

One Weekend: Four Dispatches from the front lines of Britain's Class War
Opinion

One Weekend: Four Dispatches from the front lines of Britain's Class War

The lines are drawn — The FUCK Parade turned East London's Cereal Killer Café into a battleground, but as Michael Fordham discovers, the class war is alive and well across the country: from a Somerset rugby match, to a Sheffield benefit office and the scene of a shooting in Hackney.

Written by: Michael Fordham

The killers lurking in the shadows
Activism

The killers lurking in the shadows

Shine a Light — Human Appeal release powerful video to challenge avoidable causes of suffering around the world, such as conflict, poverty and malnutrition.

Written by: HUCK HQ

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