Natural Disasters by Location: Rich Leave and Poor Get Poorer

Excellent analysis about the long-term effects of disasters on poverty increase.

Poverty rates also increased by one percentage point in areas hit by super-severe disasters. That suggests that people who aren’t poor are migrating out or that people who are poor are migrating in. It might also mean that the existing population transitioned into poverty.

Source: Natural Disasters by Location: Rich Leave and Poor Get Poorer – Scientific American

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Vendor in Braintree, MA Refuses To Sell Pies To People On Food Stamps

here are my  questions:

1. Did the market sit with their vendors and explain the plan to add benefit program shoppers and is there a rule in this market (as there is in some markets) that all vendors must take the tokens (that have products that are able to be purchased with food stamps by law)?

2. . What if a vegetable farmer refused to take SNAP simply because of their own beliefs? How would a market handle that?

 

I’d love to hear some thoughts from markets and market vendors.

Vendor in Braintree, MA Refuses To Sell Pies To People On Food Stamps.