Monday, August 17, 2009

Scenes from a Recession

At this point you may be tired of tales of recession woes. But if compassion fatigue hasn't set in, read this Washington Post article on the privations the residents of one New York town suffer. It's searing reporting in the tradition of How the Other Half Lives or Down and Out in Paris and London.

If you want to feel the pain of someone who can't afford that $200 visit to the colorist, or who has to think twice before buying their fifth-grader that $100 pair of jeans, read "Squeaking by on $300,000."

You might want to grab a hanky first.

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