Chico Harlan is a correspondent for the Washington Post. He covers personal economics as part of the paper's financial team.
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Sunday, September 13, 2015
What it’s Like to Live on $2 a Day in the United States
In the United States, we often talk about poverty as a line: You are above it or below it; you escape it or can’t get out of it. Every year, the government defines that line with a number. Right now, if you’re in a family of four, you’re considered poor if you get by on less than $16.60 per day...