The High Cost of Being Poor

This piece by journalist Eoin Higgins was originally co-published by The Flashpoint. The Flashpoint, like Discourse Blog, is part of the Discontents media collective. Subscribe now and get a 20% discount. Joe Dumont is broke. After being out of work for nearly two years and having exhausted his savings, the 32-year-old Lincoln Park, Michigan man is struggling to survive as bills and debts keep piling up.

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