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Unformatted text preview: Chapter 4: Poverty and Social Disintegration Highway 30, Iowa Old man walking down the road picking up cans. Those little cellophane bags can be buggers.- saying that things are not as they appear There is a growing competition for cans..- saying that times are getting rough and more people are becoming poor. GTT-Gone to Texas- People moved out west in search of a better life Vietnam War- captured countries attention and sucked its resources dry. Leaders chose between bombs & butter. Most forms of production were reallocated for production of war goods. Quality of life rose in the 60s & 70s due to: food stamps, supplemental security income, AFDC (Aid to Families with Dependent Children), and Social Security benefits. These helped narrow the gap that separated the two Americas, urban & rural....
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