Wednesday, January 19, 2011

Poverty and Recovery (New York Times editorial)

In 2008, the first year of the Great Recession, the number of Americans living in poverty rose by 1.7 million to nearly 47.5 million. Those poverty numbers held steady in 2009, even though job loss worsened significantly that year -- the safety net, fortified by stimulus, staved off an even more damaging crisis ... read more

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