By the AJC Editorial Board
Thanksgiving is but a warm memory. Most metro Atlantans once again had more than enough food and fixin’s to pass around our holiday tables. That alone is worthy of our ongoing, sincere thanks.
Savoring this season of plenty gains new meaning, though, when we consider — as we should — that not all are fortunate enough to have refrigerator shelves that are sagging today under the weight of so many leftovers.
In this region, across Georgia and this great nation, millions of our neighbors are struggling through the turbulent economy churned up by the Great Recession.
Their woes take vastly differing forms and levels of severity, depending on where you look.
This latest recession was of such power and ferocity that its force was felt much farther up the economic ladder than would be expected. The once-solid middle-class citizenry that filled Atlanta’s expansive subdivisions has been hammered by the downturn. Homes large and small have
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