Homeless mother and child (photo taken during Chinese New Year celebrations, Chinatown Manila)

Homeless mother and child (photo taken during Chinese New Year celebrations, Chinatown Manila)

isn’t it just right
to add the
unemployment rate
to the inflation rate

to produce the
so-called misery index?

out of work
incomes crippled by
rising prices.

Note: The misery index was formulated in the late 1970s when Europe and the US were in recession largely due to the extraordinary increases in world prices of crude oil earlier in the decade. This index is no longer used, apparently.

child and mother bw

© 2014 crazy horse infopoetry

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