The United States Census Bureau released a disappointing report in September showing that for the fourth year in a row more than 45 million Americans are living in poverty. That number is more than 9 million higher than before the recession and 15 million higher than in 2000.
Median household income is still 6.5 percent lower than before the recession began. It has especially fallen for African-Americans, the demographic group farthest behind economically in the United States. Their median household income is an inflation adjusted 13 percent lower than it was in 2000.
Indeed, judging just from the Census Bureau’s report, […]