By Fred Goldstein
Dec 21, 2011 10:59 PM
Karl Marx was right: Gap grows between 99% and 1%
The number of people in the U.S. who are officially poor or “near poor” has become a matter of controversy.
The Census Bureau has changed the method by which it measures official poverty. Now, regional differences are taken into account when calculating the costs of maintaining a family, as well as adding any government assistance — like food stamps — to a family’s income while subtracting medical, transportation, childcare and other expenses.
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