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What it Means to Be Poor in America

Meizhui Lui of the Center for American Progress Poverty Task Force discusses the effect of Americans living a subsistence existence, an experience she calls "asset poverty" -- Americans who stand on the edge of poverty if a major life event occurs -- the loss of a job, a health care crisis, a death in the family etc. Read FROM POVERTY TO PROSPERITY, the Center for American Progress's Poverty Task Force Report here: http://www.americanprogress.org/projects/poverty/ What if our most powerful weapons were ideas? www.AMERICANPROGRESS.org
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