Income inequality

Poverty Isn’t What It Used To Be

That’s why we can’t measure it

Michelle Teheux
6 min readJun 1, 2023

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Photo by Edward Cisneros on Unsplash

What does it mean to be poor, anyway?

Economists and governments measure poverty in many different ways, but the best measure is how you feel. People know when they are poor, and they know when they are not.

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Michelle Teheux

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