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Living on Minimum Wage

The NYT visualization group is at it again, making this fantastic Can You Live on the Minimum Wage? interactive feature, that looks very much inspired by XKCD's Money comic.

I luck out with a tiny amount of discretionary savings due to all sorts of privileges, but there's absolutely no cushion for most people.

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ETA: breakfastattiffanysgirl rec's the brilliant game spent. Beautifully done and somewhat horrifying, it does a good job of showing how critical support systems become for people in poverty, who often don't have those support systems simply by virtue of being in poverty.

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