Hunger Stalks California's Rural Communities
David Bacon, Truthout: "As communities get more rural and farm workers make up more of the population, people get poorer. In 2009, the average yearly income in Santa Clara County - home of Silicon Valley - was $94,715. Silicon Valley has its own not-so-hidden poverty, but the urban standard of living, especially in the country's premier high-tech industrial center, is much higher than San Benito County... San Benito County's unemployment rate was exactly double - 20.6 percent."
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