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Feature Article by Stephen Lendman
Annus Horribilis: The Worst Yet to Come
by Stephen Lendman (stephenlendman.org – Home – Stephen Lendman)
For most Americans, 2020 was disastrous for their safety, well-being and future.
Unprecedented numbers of people lost jobs — a greater percent of working-age Americans than in the 1930s Great Depression.
Millions more became way underemployed earning poverty wages with few or no benefits — struggling daily to survive.
Well over 100,000 small businesses went bankrupt or otherwise shut down permanently because of draconian lockdowns, quarantines and related policies.
According to Gallup survey data, "Americans' mental health ratings s(ank) to a new low" in 2020 — with no end to mass-misery in prospect.
Chicago's Water Tower Place is the city's preeminent downtown shopping mall along its Magnificent Mile.
Its survival is threatened by lack of enough retail traffic.
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