Sex trafficking in the US is nothing like the movies. Look no further than the streets of Los Angeles to find America’s sexually exploited kids. Over 70 percent of children under 18 rescued here are born and raised in the U.S.
Many black people still live in segregated ghettos in the country’s metropolitan areas. Richard Rothstein, a research associate at the Economic Policy Institute, says those ghettos didn’t happen by accident.
Baby boomers are facing fewer pensions than previous generations. In 1975, most workers with pensions had a guaranteed lifetime benefit, but today, most retirement plans, like 401(k)s, are based on a worker’s contributions.
For the first time, the number of hungry people in the world has dropped below 800 million. In South America, less than 5 percent of the population now faces hunger — a whopping 50 percent reduction since 1990.