Category Archives: Poverty

Detecting Food Stamp Fraud

[ The number of Americans on food stamps has been trending up for years, in August 2012 it was 15% of Americans, 47,102,780 people. The Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP), has quadrupled in cost since 2001, and doubled in cost … Continue reading

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Why is Detroit falling apart so fast?

Using Google street view history, www.goobingdetroit.com records the decay of homes in Detroit. Above shows homes September 2009, September 2011, and September 2013 I’ve been fascinated with the decline of Detroit since a guy in my dormitory told me back … Continue reading

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Millions of Americans have tropical diseases they’re unaware of

MacKenzie, D. December 14, 2013. America’s hidden epidemic. NewScientist. Increasing climate change and poverty are likely to increase the numbers of people with these diseases. An estimated 330,000 US citizens, and possibly as many as a million, carry the parasite … Continue reading

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67% of USA counties still in recession — lower incomes than 2009

[ Time magazine points out that most of the green counties are oil drilling locations, which in 2016 are quickly losing jobs ] Wilson, C. December 15, 2015. See How Well Your Neighbors Have Recovered From the Recession. Time Magazine. … Continue reading

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Unemployment

The Eternal Depression Oct 2009. Bill Bonner. DailyReckoning. Yesterday, we were calculating how long it would take to get the jobless number back down to ’90s levels…that is, around 5%. There are now about 131 million jobs in the United … Continue reading

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Poverty is Increasing

4 Apr 2013. 21 Statistics About The Explosive Growth Of Poverty In America That Everyone Should Know. TheEconomicCollapseBlog.com A few of the 21 stats: An all-time record 47.79 million Americans are now on food stamps. Back in the 1970s, about one … Continue reading

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