Question of the Week: Why does poverty seem to be the area’s growth industry?

broke monopoly manAre we importing poverty for the industries that benefit from it?

Why does it appear we are developing more and more social programs? Are the social service agencies driving their own growth? There is no doubt these agencies and nonprofits contain some of the highest compensated jobs in the area. Are we in danger of these groups driving their own growth for monetary reasons?  These are the questions that give rise to the real question:  “Is poverty the area’s new growth industry?”

The public is invited to comment.