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Poverty Touches Not Just Pocketbooks, but Mental Health

Studies show that where one falls on the wealth ladder is directly correlated with health outcomes. And though the U.S. is the wealthiest country in the world, where that wealth falls is getting increasingly uneven. The consequences of this uneven distribution are changing how people go about their lives, and even the status of their health. The Takeaway examines these consequences that poverty and financial stress can imprint on a young person's psyche. Plus, we review the case of Junot Díaz, whose culpability for a string of sexual transgressions is being litigated by the public; and a review of congressional testimony that sought to better understand how Cambridge Analytica, the now-defunct political consultancy firm, operated.

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