the risk of poverty
By Diogenes ( articles ) | May 09, 2006
Sorry I missed this yesterday; the full significance of this story took a while to sink in.
The New York Times headline said it all: "America's 'Near Poor' Are Increasingly at Economic Risk, Experts Say."
What's the risk? Poverty.
The poor aren't "at risk" for poverty because they're already poor.
The rich aren't "at risk" because they're rich.
The people most in danger of falling below the poverty line are those who are already near it.
All clear now? Thank goodness for the Times.
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