Cover Story

Wealth and poverty in America's cities

Fighting poverty and valuing wealth with generosity and discernment

Issue: "Wealth and poverty," March 14, 2009

From Boston to Houston and beyond, from 1657 to 2009 and after-cities lure America's poorest and its wealthiest. WORLD's 2009 special issue highlights fighting poverty and valuing wealth with generosity and discernment in the past, present, and future.

Feature Stories


Giving that worked | by Marvin Olasky
With "work tests" for the able-bodied and disdain for indiscriminate givers, Christians in the past fought urban poverty with generosity plus discernment
A habit of thrift | by Marvin Olasky
John D. Rockefeller's economy and efficiency led to a better life for millions
Show me the money | by Alisa Harris
Very little of the thousands spent per pupil in New York City actually makes it to the classroom
Creating beauty | by Alisa Harris
There's no shame in shopping but New York's fashion world can't run from recession either
Iron fist of change | by Emily Belz
D.C. Mayor Adrian Fenty is gaining even more power as he bends the ear of a like-minded president
Ending poverty-fighting as we know it | by Emily Belz
Christians left and right lobby Obama administration to make war on poverty
What a dollar buys | by Timothy Lamer
Poverty is real, but it's also relative
Sacrificial poor | by Mindy Belz
Individual Development Accounts and a will to save are teaching Houston's poor how to be rich
Green pastures | by Mark Bergin
For Christian architect David Ogoli, dwelling with sustainable buildings is a calling

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