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The Cost of Being Poor.

8.16.2009

The Seattle PI Times published an article discussing the expenses of being poor. Little in the article surprised me; though perhaps it's surprising to many people.

The article was pretty interesting, but I would have like to see more examples of the costs of being poor. For instance, health insurance is expensive; but it's far cheaper than emergency room visits. An old beater of a car is cheap, but in a collision, the occupants of that beater are much more likely to be injured, and much more severely. Also, it is more expensive to eat healthy.

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