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Annabel Ascher is a writer and activist living in Northern California. She is the author of two blogs, The Frugal Goddess and Annabel's Odyssey. This is a blog to follow her travels as she criss crosses America documenting the current depression and meeting the "new poor" otherwise known as the former middle class, for an upcoming book and documentary.
(1 comments) SHARE Friday, May 6, 2011 The Inflation
During the last depression there was no inflation. But now the price of crude oil is driving up the cost of everything, especially fuel and food. This is tantamount to a very regressive tax, levied not by government, which would presumably give us back the money in the form of programs, but rather by private companies.
(3 comments) SHARE Monday, January 24, 2011 Unemployment is Not a Vacation
There are those that believe that just because you aren't going to work at a job every day, unemployment is like an unpaid vacation. This perception is very very wrong.This article will explain why.