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Lonelier and Poorer: The Incredibly Depressing Future for Americans


Society & Culture  (tags: Americans, U.S., family, society, culture, economy, sadness, interesting, news )

Carrie
- 357 days ago - qz.com
Let's face it. When push comes to shove, we all die utterly alone. And apparently, more of us are living that way too, according to recent updates on the declining marriage rate in the US and its negative impact on American family finances.



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Comments

Val R. (242)
Tuesday September 24, 2013, 11:54 am
Looking at the graph - having children now isn't beneficial.
 

monka blanke (74)
Tuesday September 24, 2013, 12:52 pm
Why don't people look for what we have in common, no they look or things where we differ from one another, which is sad. We are more alike than we think !!
 

Tamara Noforwardsplz (185)
Tuesday September 24, 2013, 4:38 pm
Interesting info-graph. Thanks Carrie.
 

Birgit W. (144)
Tuesday September 24, 2013, 4:56 pm
It certainly is not easy to live from just one income today.
 

Jennifer C. (172)
Tuesday September 24, 2013, 5:38 pm
Thanks.
 

Jason S. (57)
Tuesday September 24, 2013, 6:34 pm
Good posting, thanks
 

Cal Mendelsohn (992)
Wednesday September 25, 2013, 2:32 am
Depressing but thanks for posting
 

Danuta Watola (1199)
Wednesday September 25, 2013, 2:39 am
noted
 

Dogan Ozkan (5)
Wednesday September 25, 2013, 3:55 am
noted and shared
 

Kath P. (10)
Wednesday September 25, 2013, 3:56 am
Not a very bright future for most of us but with that said WAY better than a good portion of the world.
 

Frans Badenhorst (552)
Wednesday September 25, 2013, 4:03 am
interesting post Carrie - I believe it is the SAD truth - over here (the world over, for that matter) also......
 

Fi T. (16)
Wednesday September 25, 2013, 5:35 am
Connect with other people, living lives and our Earth home
 

Rehana VN (0)
Wednesday September 25, 2013, 12:24 pm
Lonely & Poorer has been around some time,just think it's getting more exposure thru the media. The thruth of the matter is that we have to adjust accordingly & make the best of life!
 

Shanti S. (0)
Wednesday September 25, 2013, 1:24 pm
Thank you.
 

GGmaSheila D. (169)
Wednesday September 25, 2013, 1:33 pm
Onreason the elderly are living and dying alone is that we aren't valued in Amercan society. Familes used to live together, and help each other. Now, seniors are left to fend for themselves. Sad, but true.
 

Suzanne O. (34)
Wednesday September 25, 2013, 7:23 pm
Well, why aren't children taking care of their elderly parents? My mother didn't die alone, neither did my father. Had they lived past the ages of 67 and 70 they still never would have been alone. I think maybe some of the answers lie within our own family dynamics.

That might be a good place to start looking for a true answer in my opinion. What has gone wrong with the family dynamic.

 
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