The following chart shows the number of Americans who are not on food stamps.
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If a growing population is supposedly the solution to all of our problems then perhaps we should start creating more high paying jobs. I think it is going to be an extremely difficult task.
If one considers rapidly increasing automation and an increasingly global competitive environment, I am not at all confident that what worked in the past will extrapolate well into the future.
USDA: Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program
St. Louis Fed: Population
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