(322) Oklahoma City, are you OK?

Map_of_USA_OK_svgWell, it doesn’t seem to take very long until somewhere in North America is the subject of short- to medium-length feature on suburban poverty.  Oklahoma City, OK is the subject of this post of material from KFOR-TV.  Suburban poverty is said to have grown there at rates from over thirty percent to over one hundred percent depending on neighbourhood.  The cost of health care is cited in an anonymous interview as the deciding factor that tipped a once-prosperous couple into foreclosure and deep serious debt.  The problems of the American sun belt economy after a real estate boom see food bank use next to oversized, new-looking houses.  Where did all that oil and gas revenue and all that home equity go?

Suburban poverty on the rise

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