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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“Happily, though, my fears turn out to be entirely unwarranted: during a month of poverty and toil, no one recognizes my face or my name, which goes unnoticed and for the most part unuttered.”

- Nickel and Dimed, by Barbara Ehrenreich

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