Poverty: It Ain’t What It Used to Be (Phoenix edition)

A family at the “poverty” level in Phoenix can do amazingly well if they can take advantage of short sale opportunities provided by the depressed housing market. There are lots of excellent choices. Some of them are truly stunning.

2 thoughts on “Poverty: It Ain’t What It Used to Be (Phoenix edition)

  1. You make a claim, show some pictures of some houses yet offer no evidence whatsoever to support your assumptions. Which typical of conservatives.

    1. I’m not sure what claim you take me to be making without support. My point is that a family making $22,000 is not “poor” by any traditional definition of the word. They can, for example, afford houses like these. The point is that poverty as the federal government currently defines it isn’t anything like poverty as most people conceive of it.

      I don’t mean to deny that some people really are poor, by the traditional understanding. It’s just that the current definitions, and statistics based on them, can be misleading.

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