Watch this powerful and beautifully shot video for TIME.com by my friend and colleague Scott Anger. Click on the middle button in the lower right hand corner to make it full screen.

  • Chronic job losses, foreclosures and evictions have made for harder times in Fresno, Calif., which has suffered economically for years. TIME meets Fresno residents in an emerging category of poverty: the new poor.

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“In recent decades, the responsiveness of policy makers to the preferences of the affluent has steadily grown, but responsiveness to less-well-off Americans has not.”

- Affluence & Influence: Economic Inequality and Political Power in America, by Martin Gilens

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