As we finish the Thanksgiving day feast and begin to clean up, I’m reminded of how thankful I am for the —
Yes, that humble machine that makes light work of all our struggles.
But I wonder, how many of our neighbors are so lucky as to have one of these wonder machines?
In 1984, just 13.6% of the poor had a dishwasher. Today? Nearly 300% more have ’em. And much more:
|% Households with:||Poor 1984||Poor 1994||Poor
|All 1971||All 2005|
|One or more cars||64.1||71.8||72.8 (2001)||79.5|
Clearly life has gotten better. Not just for me over the past few years, but for all American’s over the last 30.