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View Diary: The French newspaper Le Monde reports 1.5 million living the American dream on $2 a day (170 comments)

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  •  I wonder where the $2/day figure comes from. (1+ / 0-)
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    It's hard to believe that any individual in the US, let alone a family, could live on $2/day.

    1.5 million families living on $2/day means at least 3 million people living on $1/day which would be 1% of the US population.

    Not that I question the premise of the article or the intense poverty of some in the US; I just wonder how this number is arrived at.

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