Notes From the Fieldby Martin Weil

November 28, 2011

We are closer to the 1930s than most of us realize

More than 16 million children are now living in poverty and, for many of them, a proper home is elusive. Some cash-strapped families stay with relatives; others move into motels or homeless shelters. But, sometimes those options run out, leaving an even more desperate choice: living in their cars.

This from a segment on CBS News’ “60 Minutes” last night.  That able-bodied Americans are having to live in parking lots, with their families, is appalling.

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