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20 March 1996

Invisible Ray

Raymond lives in a San Francisco doorway behind a barricade of shopping carts and a cardboard curtain. I've been told he's an alcoholic who sometimes receives visits from his family. A relatively prosperous neighbor opines "If you can't live out of a single shopping cart, perhaps you should reconsider being homeless."

Making blatant poverty and misery almost invisible is one of Ronald Reagan and his cronies' greatest successes.

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