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Squeaking by on $300,000 a Year - A Portrait of Two Economies

If you haven't read the Washington Post's article about the hidden effects of the recession upon families that seem to have it all, or the comments, it's a must-read. For many of us, $300,000 is much more than our yearly household income, so the article's descriptions of an affluent community's s...

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Tags: Bailout, Downturn, Recession, Stuff, Wall street
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Working Tent-Dwellers: One foot in, one foot out of the American Dream

Around the holidays, this blog explored where homelessness and environmental issues like recycling, consumerism, and green housing. While I noted that shelters and food pantries were receiving a huge influx of patrons after the economic downturn began, the post was mainly about folks who were alr...

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Tags: Crisis, Downturn, Economy, Families, Homeless, Poor, Poverty
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