Kathryn Edin reveals the reality of living on two dollars a day in the United States in “$2.00 a Day: Living on Almost Nothing in America“.
Johns Hopkins Magazine has a wonderful article is highlighting the work done by Kathryn.
There seems to be little public support for a retooling of the welfare system sufficient to help the extreme poor. Part of the problem may be that to most of the American public, they are invisible.
Opinion polls consistently indicate that the majority of Americans approve of helping the poor, but not if that help comes in the form of a welfare check.