Wednesday, February 20, 2013
Oh, rats--we're downwardly mobile
Are you sick of our great country being such a sad case? I am!
Anyhow, Haya El Nasser, USA TODAY, says people used to move to other cities for a greener pasture, but now more people move because they can't afford to stay where they are.
High rents, no jobs, whatever. From 2007-2009, 4 million people moved within their local area--a large proportion moved to cheaper housing or doubled up with people.
Over the last couple of decades before this, people moved to better their lot. Forty-one percent moved to a nicer house or closer to a better job. That dipped to 30% during the recession--officially those two years.
The heck with official! I feel recessed still--how about you?