The Neon Wilderness

Sunday, November 12, 2006

The Jungle
NYT piece from July about a study from The Brookings Institution about the "Ghetto Tax", the hundreds and thousands of extra dollars a year things end up costing you when your poor, whether its the interest on rent-to-own furniture, higher car insurance or more expensive groceries. These extra costs are victimizing the neediest among us, they are one of the things that help drive the vicious cycle of poverty.
NYT Study Documents "Ghetto Tax’ Being Paid by the Urban Poor"
Report from The Brookings Institution "
From Poverty, Opportunity: Putting the Market to Work for Lower Income Families"

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