Politics of Poverty

Ideas and analysis from Oxfam America's policy experts

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Why and How Should Investors Act on Human Rights?

The food sector spans the globe: seafood from Thailand, sugar from India, cocoa from Ghana, and coffee from Brazil. But this global reach brings problems: poor working conditions and low wages, forced labor, child labor, gender inequality, and violation of community rights to land. What’s a responsible investor to do?

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NOT Designed To Protect US Jobs

The tax portion of the Ways & Means Build Back Better plan is a gift to US multinational corporations paid for by domestic businesses.

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Scorching heat is killing workers in the US. We need safety standards.

[ PART OF A SERIES ON OUR CHANGING CLIMATE ] | Record-setting heat in the US this summer has accounted for several fatalities on the job, adding to hundreds in the last decade. As the climate warms, it’s well past time for the federal government to put standards in place to keep workers safe from heat hazards.

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