In advanced civilizations the period loosely called Alexandrian is usually associated with flexible morals, perfunctory religion, populist standards and cosmopolitan tastes, feminism, exotic cults, and the rapid turnover of high and low fads—in short, a falling away (which is all that decadence means) from the strictness of traditional rules, embodied in character and inforced from within. — Jacques Barzun
Poverty: It Ain’t What It Used to Be (NW Pennsylvania edition)
So far we’ve been looking at cities. Let’s see what a family at the federally defined “poverty” level can afford in the country—in this case in northwest Pennsylvania. There are many excellent options.