Tuesday, September 13, 2011

Winter In America

The New York Times reports on a lost decade of soaring poverty indicated by new Census Bureau information released.
Joblessness was the main culprit pushing more Americans into poverty, economists said.

Last year, about 48 million people ages 18 to 64 did not work even one week out of the year, up from 45 million in 2009, said Trudi Renwick, a Census official.

“Once you’ve been out of work for a long time, it’s a very difficult road to get back,” Mr. Katz said.
I'm reminded of Mr. Heron's classic, Winter In America.  Here he is in London in 1990: 

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