Is poverty a serious problem in America? Census Bureau measures show the US poverty rate has increased / US Census Bureau -- Census Bureau methods of measuring poverty are unreliable / David DeGraw -- Most "poor" Americans enjoy a comfortable standard of living / Robert Rector -- The working poor are not getting by in America / Working Poor Families Project -- The gap between the rich and the poor is widening / Joseph E. Stiglitz -- The gap between the rich and the poor is not widening / Terence Corcoran -- What causes poverty in America? Immigration is increasing poverty in the United States / Eric A. Ruark and Matthew Graham -- Immigration is not increasing poverty in the United States / Daniel Griswold -- People are poor through their own bad choices / Steven Malanga -- Job loss due to the recession is increasing poverty / Claudia Rowe -- How can poverty be reduced in the United States? Raising the minimum wage will reduce poverty / Holly Sklar -- Raising the minimum wage will not reduce poverty / James Sherk -- Welfare reform has reduced poverty / Steven Malanga -- Welfare reform has increased poverty / Fred Goldstein -- The American Recovery and Reinvestment Act will reduce poverty / James Kvaal and Ben Furnas -- How should global poverty be addressed? Foreign assistance can reduce global poverty / J. Brain Atwood -- Foreign assistance cannot reduce global poverty / Jagdish Bhagwati -- Philanthropy is a necessary response to global poverty / Peter Singer -- Philanthropy is a flawed response to global poverty / Vinny Singh -- Microfranchising can be a solution to global poverty / PRWeb -- Microfranchising may not be a solution to global poverty / Richard Shaffer.