Tag: economy-inequality-poverty

  • A Lot Of Truth Can Fit In A Quote. Here’s A Truth About Hard Work That Never Occurred To Me Before.

    Hard work, luck, where you were born, access to health care, food, and clean water are some factors that play into your financial success. Hard work is always good, but it does not guarantee financial payout. If you hear someone tout, “Just work hard and you’ll be OK,” show them this. Read more: http://upworthy.com/a-lot-of-truth-can-fit-in-a-quote-heres-a-truth-about-hard-work-that-never-occurred-to-me-before

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  • That Cheap Stuff You Just Bought At Walmart? Turns Out It Cost $6,000 More Than You Thought.

    According to a Congressional study, $6,000 is the average amount taxpayers are being dinged per employee. Walmart’s wages and benefits are so low, it forces workers to go on Medicaid and receive housing assistance, childcare subsidies, food stamps, and more. Yes, it’s totally insane, but it’s true. Read more: http://upworthy.com/that-cheap-stuff-i-just-bought-at-walmart-yeah-turns-out-it-cost-me-6000-more-than-i-thought

  • They Thought $8 Would Shut Her Up. Because $8 Is SO Much Money?

    People often think fast-food employees are high school teenagers. Are they forgetting that teenagers are in school during the day most of the year, while these restaurants are open? Many fast-food workers are actually parents, trying to support families with their minimum-wage salaries. It’s a struggle, to say the least. Read more: http://upworthy.com/they-thought-8-would-shut-her-up-because-8-is-so-much-money-2

  • People Often Eat Unhealthy Foods Because They Have To, Not Because They Want To

    It’s not about the preferences, it’s about the access. Luckily, access is something that can be fixed. Quick fact check: ADHD has not been proven to be diet-related, but Clinical Pediatrics suggests that there may be a connection between dietary sensitivities and ADHD symptoms. Read more: http://upworthy.com/people-often-eat-unhealthy-foods-because-they-have-to-not-because-they-want-to

  • Stephen Colbert's Scathing, Hilarious Response To McDonald's McMinimum Wage Budget

    I don’t think it’s funny that McDonald’s “employee budgeting” website suggests that workers can live without heat and need to get a second job. But to watch Colbert nail them to the wall in the way only he can while making me laugh — priceless! http://media.mtvnservices.com/mgid:cms:video:colbertnation.com:427948 Read more: http://upworthy.com/stephen-colberts-scathing-hilarious-response-to-mcdonalds-mcminimum-wage-budget-7

  • A Music Video That Doesn't Actively Make The World Worse, And Actually Makes It Better

    It’s been three presidential debates, one vice presidential debate, and who knows how many speeches and commercials. And still neither candidate is talking about inner-city issues, and the media rarely covers, well, you know, things that actually matter to people. Thank goodness we’ve still got music. Read more: http://upworthy.com/a-music-video-that-doesnt-actively-make-the-world-worse-and-actually-makes-it-b