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Even Inflation Is Worse If You’re Poor

In an era of wild inequality, sputtering wages, and rising rents and health-care costs, the American working class has had one consistent financial respite: “stuff,” broadly defined, is cheap. Sure, workers might not be able to afford a decent apartment, a college education, or sufficient elder care for an infirm relative, or to ever, ever get sick. But burgers, leggings,

Child Poverty rate is an indictment of America

“At the end of the day we are going to be judged on what we have been to the poor, to the hungry, the naked, the homeless.” They, like all suffering humanity, like all ‘Christs in distressing disguises’ deserve love and compassion.” — St. Teresa of Calcutta More than 32.4 million U.S. children live in low-income