For those who want to dive deeper into the reality of poverty in America today, here's a "seminar" that you'll find extremely helpful.
David Shipler spoke at Central Dallas Ministries not long after he wrote, The Working Poor: Invisible in America. His insights were profound, helpful and challenging. His well-researched work is a must read for anyone really concerned about poverty today.
In regard to the video below, I'm not sure I've seen anything that better justifies the investment of your time.
I'd appreciate your opinions after you hear Shipler's comments.