The Real Numbers: Half of America in Poverty

The Real Numbers: Half of America in Poverty -- and It's Creeping Upward The Census Bureau has reported that one out of six Americans lives in poverty. A shocking figure. But it's actually much, much worse. May 26, 2013  | The  HYPERLINK "https://www.census.gov/hhes/www/poverty/about/overview/" \t "_blank" Census Bureau has reported that 15% of Americans live in poverty. A shocking figure. But it's actually much worse. Inequality is spreading like a shadowy disease through our country, infecting more and more households, and leaving a shrinking number of financially secure families [...]

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The Poor?

The Poor? By John Johnson I don’t like the term “poor,” as used to describe people with little money and few possessions. Most so-called “poor” don’t like the term, either. After all, many are rich in values, families, communities, and beliefs. Despite what they lack, they feel they can live valuable lives. The word poor connotes that they have nothing, and can presume the situation to be hopeless. But on a broader scale the term “poor” is bluntly descriptive of a class of people. Terms such as [...]

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