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Subject:  Re: OT:Nickel and Dimed Date:  12/30/2002  11:26 PM
Author:  SeattlePioneer Number:  88270 of 888768

<<It is hard to argue that the poor are worse off now than many years ago. The real cost of living is how much something costs in terms of hours of work needed to purchase something, and it is quite remarkable how much better off *everyone* is in this respect.

While I suppose jokes on this subject are in poor taste, I'll note that even tyhe homeless frequently need shopping carts in order to move all their possessions about.

Seattle Pioneer
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