Poverty IN THE uNITED STATES
More than one in seven people live below the poverty line
More than 46 million Americans citizens are impoverished
Why are we having trouble fighting poverty?
This isn’t a problem specific to the current moment. We’ve been drowning in a flood of low-wage jobs for the last 40 years. Most of the income of people in poverty comes from work. According to the most recent data available from the Census Bureau, 104 million people — a third of the population — have annual incomes below twice the poverty line..."
-New York Times