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Sunday, July 23, 2017
POVERTY RATE IS HIGH NOW
The poverty rate has been as low as 11.1
percent in the 1970s; it rose under Ronald Reagan to approximately 15 percent
and then fell to about 13 percent before rising again, then fell again under
Bill Clinton to 11.3 percent before rising in the 2000s.
"America: The Forgotten Poor," Jeff Madrick, New
York Review of Books, June 22, 2017, pp. 49-50.