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The New Deal didn’t end the Depression. It prolonged it. Some of Lange’s pictures were staged or misrepresented. Substance abuse “lifestyles” often lead to homelessness “lifestyles”. The latter is sometimes the result of the the former. Substance abuse might be a disease, but it’s an imminently curable one. Not everyone wants the cure. Homelessness is the price many are willing to pay to maintain the substance abuse lifestyle choice.

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