The history of US poverty - an explainer

Nov 10, 2013 Full story: KFVS12

The number of Americans who consider themselves impoverished increases and decreases with the economy, but overall, the number is growing.

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QUITTNER

Toronto, Canada

#1 Nov 10, 2013
9:16 pm, Sunday, November 10, 2013:
RE: The history of US poverty - an explainer
..... As the inhabitants of countries in Asia get richer, so expect the inhabitants of countries in the West to get poorer. Thank the union wage demands, free trade, and globalizatioin for that in part!

Since: Nov 13

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#2 Nov 13, 2013
Two major points in considering poverty are:the poverty threshold and the poverty guidelines.Poverty has been officially measured by the U.S. Census Bureau since 1964 and since then, reports on poverty levels have been issued each fall, reflecting the previous calendar year.
Ex- El Paso Resident

Las Cruces, NM

#3 Dec 3, 2013
alignmywealth99 wrote:
Two major points in considering poverty are:the poverty threshold and the poverty guidelines.Poverty has been officially measured by the U.S. Census Bureau since 1964 and since then, reports on poverty levels have been issued each fall, reflecting the previous calendar year.
About the time of LBJ's "Great Society".

And the numbers have gone up every since.
QUITTNER

Toronto, Canada

#4 Dec 4, 2013
5:12 am, Wednesday, December 4, 2013:
RE: The history of US poverty - an explainer
..... Poverty is caused by insufficient income and/or too much spending.
..... To prevent poverty, or to get out of poverty, it is necessary to usually spend less than income and put the difference into reasonably safe investments that earn money.

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