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Middle class poverty and the job-scarce American economy

Peter S. Goodman’s recent article in the New York Times, “The New Poor: Millions of Unemployed Face Years Without Jobs,” paints a bleak picture for millions of long-term unemployed Americans.  Once solidly middle-class, many are relying on public assistance for the first time in their lives.  Beyond the damage caused by the recession, current American…