The Other Cliff 

The fiscal cliff? Many American families went off that a long time ago. So, what’s the true cost of a society with no safety net?

Politicians and pundits in Washington are currently obsessed over the so-called fiscal cliff, an elaborate game of chicken wherein the failure to reach a budget compromise would lead to both higher taxes and draconian spending cuts, likely plummeting the economy back…

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