US Food Insecurity Dropped Below 2007 Levels in 2019

US Food Insecurity Dropped Below 2007 Levels in 2019

U.S. food insecurity declined again in 2019, bringing the total below 2007 levels, according to an annual report released in early September by the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA). Last year, 10.5% of U.S. households (13.7 million) experienced low or very low...
Report: Pandemic Expands US Inequality

Report: Pandemic Expands US Inequality

Inequality in the U.S. has been exacerbated by the COVID-19 pandemic, according to a Center on Budget and Policy Priorities’ (CBPP) report published Sept. 4. In late July, 12.1% of all U.S. families said they didn’t have enough to eat at some point in the past week....
Two Cents. One Cent. Little Sense.

Two Cents. One Cent. Little Sense.

Maybe I’m old-fashioned, but I like the feel of change in my pocket and bills in my wallet. I like to pay with cash. If I can’t pay in exact change, I like to figure how to simplify the transaction. For example, my tab for an ice cream cone at McDonald’s was once...