Tuesday, September 22, 2009

Rich Man Poor Man

According to this story by Brent Jones in The Sun, Maryland is still the richest state in the nation. Citing new census date, the article reports that statewide median household income rose $1,500 over the previous year to $70,545.

Ironically, the state may also lead in poverty rates.

“Poverty figures that are usually simultaneously released with the income numbers are being held another week after an error was found in the reporting. Typically, the state also has one of the country's highest poverty rates.”

As Mr. Dickens once wrote, “It was the best of times, it was the worst of times.”