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America's Poor

Your cover story on inventions was certainly interesting, but the real cover story should have been Barbara Kiviat's wrenching expos on poverty in America ["Below the Line," Nov. 28]. This matter continues to be a national disgrace of the highest order, especially in a time of bank bailouts, record corporate profits and political bickering. Perhaps this can be the subject of your next special issue.

Jim Weber, SAN MARCOS, TEXAS

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