The bottom is dropping out of America. A Nobel Prize economist says deep poverty in the USA is as bad as the worst in Bangladesh or Burkina Faso. And it’s spreading: One sure sign: hunger. As usual, California shows the way to the future. Charlotte Simmonds of the Guardian’s Outside in America team on how a new generation of hungry and homeless people have swamped Silicon Valley.
Prominent among the new needy, families, young singles, and people with full-time jobs.