Wednesday, Dec 11 2019
Blog/News

Blog/News

P&A PT. 3 - Being Human Cuts Both Ways

P&A PT. 3 - Being Human Cuts Both Ways

Apparently, there are individuals who lack the capacity to feel what others feel. The rest of us are typically “touched” to some degree by the plight of others. Typically

P&A PT. 2 - But First, A Word From Our (Corporate) Sponsor

P&A PT. 2 - But First, A Word From Our (Corporate) Sponsor

Before we go any deeper into the subject of poverty, before your thoughts on the subject have a chance to form and coalesce, before an unfamiliar picture has a chance to position itself in the forefront of your mind, we’re going to take a short break. We’ll be right back.

Democratic Economy

Democratic Economy

An Introductory Blog on a Democratic Economy. What is a Democratic Economy? Why it is important? And is it possible?

P&A Pt. 1 - The Eyes Have It

P&A Pt. 1 - The Eyes Have It

Outside of work, most of us have neither the time nor the energy to read much beyond bumper stickers, fashion labels, texts, tweets, and tattoos. Should you happen to have a thousand words teetering on your chest, your contacts would be grateful if you just sent them an emoji. Pictures not only save everybody a lot of time; they’re likely to be more eye-catching than several paragraphs.

Poverty and Its Associates

Poverty and Its Associates

Our blog is about to begin a series of posts related to the existence of material poverty. These posts will not be scientific or “numeric” in nature, will not attempt to prove once again that poverty exists.

London Free Press series on Employment

London Free Press series on Employment

Last month, the London Free Press finalized a three-part series on employment: The Problem, The People, The Possible Solutions.  Here is a quick overview.

As jobs become meaningless, society unravels

As jobs become meaningless, society unravels

Is there any real solution to London’s ongoing job crisis? It’s a question we’ve been asking for more than a decade, like many other Canadian cities. And the longer we wait for answers, the more data becomes available reminding us just how serious the situation is becoming.

Don't Turn Back Progress: City Council rolling back min wage

Don't Turn Back Progress: City Council rolling back min wage

Don't Turn Back Progress: LPRC's Response to the Strategic Priorities and Policy Committee’s decision to reverse city’s minimum wage increase on January 24th, 2019

Why Do Rich Nations Have So Much Poverty?

Why Do Rich Nations Have So Much Poverty?

Given capitalism’s track record of generating more wealth in the last century than all the rest of history put together, why, then, do the richest nations continue to have poor people, poor families, and an overall growth in poverty rates?

Creative Cities and Inequality: The conversion of Richard Florida to critical urbanism?

Creative Cities and Inequality: The conversion of Richard Florida to critical urbanism?

Florida’s conversion toward critical urbanism is important as an indication that economic justice is coming front and centre to urban policy and community organizing within cities.

Exploring Solutions to Precarious Employment

Exploring Solutions to Precarious Employment

The LPRC @ King's is hosting an Solutions Event, final event in a 3-Part series on Precarious Employment

Pearson: Years of compromise scuttled by chopping basic income pilot

Pearson: Years of compromise scuttled by chopping basic income pilot

LPRC's board member Glen Pearson's latest London Free Press article on the tragic cancellation of the Basic Income Guarantee.

Angus Reid Institute: What does poverty look like in Canada

Angus Reid Institute: What does poverty look like in Canada

Angus Reid Institute has launched a two-part study that examines the state of poverty in Canada by looking at lived experiences, rather than income.

Save the Date! 2018 People's Forum on Mental Health & Mental Illness: Dealing with the Elephant in the Room

Save the Date! 2018 People's Forum on Mental Health & Mental Illness: Dealing with the Elephant in the Room

The London Poverty Research Centre at King's University College is pleased to be a part of the 2018 People's Forum on Mental Health and Mental Illness.

PEPSO Conference Recap

PEPSO Conference Recap

On June 19th, LPRC had a chance to attend and be a part of a panel discussions during PEPSO's symposium on Working Precariously: Causes and Consequences.

Extended Heat Warning and London's Vulnerable Population

Extended Heat Warning and London's Vulnerable Population

Continued Hot and Hazy Weather Extends Region’s Current Extended Heat Warning

New Stats for Poverty in London

New Stats for Poverty in London

Infographics researched and created by the LPRC @ King's for public use and information.

A Developing Dispute in SoHo

A Developing Dispute in SoHo

SoHo VP breaks ranks on apartment towers

Localizing the Sustainable Development Goals

Localizing the Sustainable Development Goals

17 goals to transform our world.