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Rising Poverty Reflects Diminishing American Dream

SF Chronicle - Even Americans who have become numbed by the monthly release of perpetually pessimistic unemployment numbers - a "jobless recovery" is the ultimate oxymoron - should be jolted by the release of the latest Census Bureau figures on the economic state of the nation's households.

The report offers a portrait of a nation that is drifting steadily into a land of haves and have-nots - with the latter group suffering the most in the past decade.  Read more.

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