Wednesday, March 25, 2009

The "new poverty"

Cities Deal With a Surge in Shanty Towns

While encampments and street living have always been a part of the landscape in big cities like Los Angeles and New York, these new tent cities have taken root -- or grown from smaller enclaves of the homeless as more people lose jobs and housing -- in such disparate places as Nashville, Olympia, Wash., and St. Petersburg, Fla.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

And they haven't seen the worst of it yet. A commentor linked to this on boingboing: Peter Schiff: Why the Meltdown Should Have Surprised No One. The US dollar will collapse, inflation will skyrocket. I'm glad I am not in the US.