Thursday, March 26, 2009

Hooverville - 2009 style

The New York Times reported today that Hooverville-like shantytowns are springing up in diverse locales like Fresno, Nashville and outside of Seattle.

Hoovervilles were the Depression-era encampments that were inhabited by those out of work and homeless--victims of the worst economic era in U.S. history. It's sad and sobering that those groupings of people who are down on their luck are now becoming bleak symbols of this generation's "depression."

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