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Poverty as a Challenge, Not a Problem

Poverty as a Challenge, Not a Problem

By Philip Newswanger   The war on poverty is a battlefield strewn with corpses. Liberals, progressives and conservatives have tackled the moral, ethical, economic and social consequences of poverty and have died a metaphorical death because of their insane yet Good Samaritan efforts. Each side has their own solution, too serious by nature and comical

The Poverty Paradox

By Phillip Newswanger The dichotomy between the number of available of jobs and the 16 percent poverty rate in Norfolk staggers the imagination. In Norfolk, in April, there were 6,341 unemployed and yet there were 12,297 job openings, according to the Virginia Employment Commission.  And not all these jobs demand rigorous cubicle canoodling and are