The Half and the Half Nots

It’s the best of times. It’s the worst of times. It just depends on who you ask. According to a recent study, almost half of US families can’t afford basics like rent and food. “Many of these folks are the nation’s child care workers, home health aides, office assistants and store clerks, who work low-paying jobs and have little savings, the study noted. Some 66% of jobs in the US pay less than $20 an hour.”

+ The Atlantic: The 9.9 Percent Is the New American Aristocracy.

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