Eliminating Poverty in the U.S. Would Be Very Easy — if Not for Politics

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By Brett Pelham

Being rich can’t buy happiness. But being poor sure can buy misery. Psychologists and economists agree that this is true because the connection between wealth and well-being is curvilinear. A person making $2,000 per month is usually much happier than a person making $1,000 per month. But a person making $12,000 per month is…