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Historically low poverty numbers mask the extent of economic hardship

In response to the 2021 poverty numbers released by the US Census I wrote this Op-Ed that was published in the Seattle Times (online October 7; in print on October 9). In the piece I challenge the notion that poverty is rare in America, highlight the structural causes, and call for making the Child Tax Credit permanent.

* this piece is part of my participation in the Op-Ed project.

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