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I've mentioned this book here before, but I can't stress enough how good it is.

$2.00 a Day: Living on Almost Nothing in America:


"..households surviving on virtually no cash income..."

This is talking about people living on less than $2/day cash income. Which is still quite different from trying to get all needs with $2 cash each day, something that is more or less impossible in the US today. Those without cash live on hand-outs, soup kitchens and government assistance.

Certainly, US poverty has gotten worse over the last twenty years and is a serious problem, of course. But it seems like the focus on $2/day in particular fails to see poverty in any holistic sense.

Counter point from the Guardian on the whole Gates approach: "Bill Gates says poverty is decreasing. He couldn’t be more wrong"


It a collection of stories that help build empathy.......

Its ironic that to describe book Requires amazon

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