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THE GREATEST CAUSE OF POVERTY IS NOT LOW WAGES BUT UNEMPLOYMENT: Sorry, Bernie, Few Full-Time Worke…

THE GREATEST CAUSE OF POVERTY IS NOT LOW WAGES BUT UNEMPLOYMENT: Sorry, Bernie, Few Full-Time Workers Live in Poverty.
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