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Poverty, inequality aren't as bad as U.S. government says

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Poverty statistics can be used to prove almost anything.

When the Census Bureau reported last week that 46 million Americans, or 15 percent of the population, live in poverty, conservatives said that five decades of the welfare state have had virtually no effect. Liberals answered that laissez-faire economics have kept poverty rates stubbornly high.


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