Monday, May 24, 2021

American Poverty

 Approximately 245 000 deaths in the United States in 2000 were attributable to low education, 176 000 to racial segregation, 162 000 to low social support, 133 000 to individual-level poverty, 119 000 to income inequality, and 39 000 to area-level poverty.

The richest 130,000 Americans have as much wealth as the bottom 117 million.

billionaire wealth has increased by more than $1.3 trillion during the pandemic while millions have fallen into poverty.

In San Diego County, we have mansions on the beach, but we also have 40 percent of children living in poverty — and that was before the pandemic.

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